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Parties are not very democratic. In Britain they are all (and especially Labour) afraid of entryism because of the recent memory of the Militant Tendency within the Labour Party.

The brainless should not be in banking. — Willem Buitler
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 07:37:17 PM EST
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Which is probably true, but still ridiculous, because the last time the Militants had any real influence was during the poll tax riots.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Jun 6th, 2009 at 06:53:54 PM EST
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and even then they had very little to do with the actual riots. They were however extremely helpfull in providing support and training for people doing court dates when we were trying to clog up the court system, and inproviding legal backup when protests ended up with arrests. But then so were Socialist worker, and Black Flag. Militant Tendancy seemed to have far more thorough planning, and socialist worker had the printing press.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sat Jun 6th, 2009 at 07:21:59 PM EST
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