Serendib
An intermittently Liberal anthology compiled by Jonathan Calder


Thursday, July 24, 2003  

The SWP
As with Voltaire's Holy Roman Empire, the Socialist Workers Party negates the meaning of every word in its title. It never had much to do with the workers; like a minor public school, the SWP is a home for dim, middle-class children. For years it has been a sect or cult rather than a party - think the Moonies, but without the smiles. Now it is giving up on socialism to form an alliance with Islamic fundamentalism.

Nick Cohen, New Statesman, 21 July 2003

posted by Jonathan Calder | 11:34 pm
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