Thursday, July 24, 2003
posted by Jonathan Calder |
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