not easily and this will probably be the only between now and the election.
I just wanted to post a link to this interview with the last remaining Communist Party councilor in Britain.
Because of this quote
“The Communists caught your imagination. They were radical, wanted change, they were not prepared to accept things as they were.”
I found it via this from Mashable which has some fascinating pictures.
I’m no admirer of communism, although Willie Clarke seems like a great bloke – but if we want to understand the reasons behind the Green, SNP, and UKIP surges – he sums them up in that quote perfectly.
What he and the article don’t really mention is that the old CPGB stood on an explicitly social democratic, reformist programme.