Forget organising a five year plan, it seems the loony left up past Hadrian’s Border can’t even organise getting onto the ballot paper. This morning three Communist Party members launched campaigns to become councillors in Glasgow, putting up Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages with posts reading:
“If you think that we need to build communities that are fit for working class people, and the lives that we deserve, vote Communist for Glasgow City Council on May 5”
It looked like the campaign that would surely bring down Britain’s pig-dog capitalist system as we know it was raring to go… until it was pointed out the deadline to register as a candidate was yesterday, and they weren’t on the ballot.
Uh, lads? You know you need to submit nomination papers, right? pic.twitter.com/RfVZ3ohyp8— Ballot Box Scotland (@BallotBoxScot) April 1, 2022
Now the tweets and accounts have all been deleted, though the Daily Record managed to save one of not-to-be candidate Jonnie Hunter’s campaign videos, forever preserving the party’s incompetence. Anyway, true communism will never be achieved via the ballot box, right?
The front page headline of today’s Morning Star is a bold lie. Following the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop pact the Morning Star wasn’t anti-fascist. It was, as it is today, dismissive of the capitalist Western democracies, opposing rearmament and undermining the war effort until 1941. We should never allow the communists to forget…
Whereas democratic socialists like Aneurin Bevan unequivocally backed the war, Communist Party members were resolving their own stances in the wake of the Stalin-Ribbentrop non-aggression pact in August. On instructions from the Communist International’s Moscow headquarters to regard the war as one between imperialist powers for imperialist objectives. The Comintern put the Soviet national interest of the “first socialist state” ahead of the policy needs of individual communist parties and nations elsewhere. Palme Dutt, the Party’s leading theoretician, headed the majority of the traitorous central committee who took the Comintern’s line, of not supporting Britain in an “imperialist war”. The Morning Star’s editorial line reflected the central committee’s diktat, declaring in December 1939 that the war against Hitler was not “a people’s war.”
It was not until the Nazis attacked the Soviets in 1941 that the paper’s editorial line changed. The true history of the Morning Star newspaper is not one of forever fighting fascism.
The FT has been given access to a Communist Party of Britain meeting and spoken to its leader Robert Griffiths, who says there are “no major differences on immediate issues” between his party and Corbyn’s Labour. Griffiths said that among Corbyn’s top team – which includes former communist Andrew Murray – there is overlap on Brexit and leaving NATO. He suggested communists are now working to build the Corbyn movement rather than develop their own cadres. Griffiths also said “a lot” of communists joined Labour to back Jez at the time of Corbyn’s first leadership election…
The reds think Jezza is delivering their manifesto ‘Britain’s Road to Socialism’, which they say is turning out to be a “good guide” to the current direction of the left. Earlier this year Guido reported on a joint meeting between Labour and the CPB. Last year the party declined to stand candidates against Labour at the general election for the first time in decades. Don’t say you weren’t warned…
Corbynistas were planning how to cooperate with their communist best friends earlier this week, but there’s already a split emerging over Jezza’s dodgy “friends”. Discussing Corbyn’s references to members of terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah as “friends”, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Britain Robert Griffiths told TalkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer:
“Quite frankly there’s no context in which I would use [“friends”], the Communist Party has always been completely opposed to any form of religious fundamentalism.”
The Labour Party and Momentum will join forces with the Communist Party of Britain at a “cooperation” meeting next month. The CPB are the Marxist-Leninist wing of Britain’s communist movement. They are holding a “fraternal” conference where they will team up with Corbynistas to plot joint aims and activities. Momentum officer Michael Calderbank will speak at the meeting entitled: “Working With Labour for a Socialist Future”. Adverts for the event show two red hands grasping each other, one emblazoned with the Labour Party’s red rose logo, the other with the communist hammer and sickle…
The Communist Party of Britain aims to “put Britain on the road to socialist revolution” by means including “extra-parliamentary struggle.” The party openly praises the Soviet Union, Maoist China and other totalitarian communist regimes. Who needs Agent COB when you’ve got Labour openly working together with communists?
Jeremy Corbyn’s new election campaign chief is the infamous communist and Stop the War chair Andrew Murray. A member of the Communist Party of Britain (pro-Stalin, pro-Soviet faction) until a few months ago, Murray is an apologist for Stalin who has defended the Soviet Union, supported North Korea and downplayed the Paris terrorist attacks. In 1999 Murray wrote an article in the communist Morning Star newspaper arguing that Stalin was preferable to the West:
“Next Tuesday is the 120th anniversary of the birth of Josef Stalin… A socialist system embracing a third of the world and the defeat of Nazi Germany on the one hand. On the other, all accompanied by harsh measures imposed by a one-party regime. Nevertheless, if you believe that the worst crimes visited on humanity this century, from colonialism to Hiroshima and from concentration camps to mass poverty and unemployment have been caused by imperialism, then [Stalin’s birthday] might at least be a moment to ponder why the authors of those crimes and their hack propagandists abominate the name of Stalin beyond all others. It was, after all, Stalin’s best-known critic, Nikita Khrushchev, who remarked in 1956 that ‘against imperialists, we are all Stalinists’.”
In a 2008 Morning Star article Murray wrote about the “successes” of the Soviet Union including its “nationalities policy” for promoting “the cultural, linguistic and educational development of each ethnic group, no matter how small or how historically marginalised“.
In 2003, at the executive committee meeting of the Communist Party of Britain, Murray expressed his support for North Korea:
“We should also be alert to the very real dangers in the Fareast and around Peoples Korea. The clear desire of the USA to effect regime change in its second axis of evil target could well provoke an armed clash there, too. Our Party has already made its basic position of solidarity with Peoples Korea clear.”
In 2015, Murray was introduced by Corbyn at a panel event in which he downplayed the terrorist attacks in Paris. He said:
“The barbarism we condemn in Paris is minute compared to the barbarism wrought by imperialism across the planet in the last 13 years and we must condemn that… It is a sad lesson we have to re-learn from the attacks in Paris, it needs bringing home again and again.”
In 2015, after Corbyn had become Labour leader, Murray told the Guardian he would be staying in the Communist Party because of his commitment to the ideology:
“All my children are in the Labour party. All four. One has been in the Labour party a long time; the other three are all there as a result of Jeremy’s surge. But, no: I’m a member of the Communist party. That’s where I am. Communism still represents, in my view, a society worth working towards – albeit not by the methods of the 20th century, which failed.”
In order to join Labour and start working in its party HQ, Murray has gone back on this commitment and quit the Communist Party. Sellout…