In recent days, I have described the website Harry's Place (which has close ties to the Euston Manifesto and to which I refuse to link) as, like neoconservatism generally, "Trotskyism gone Fascist". I wish to make it clear that its roots are in fact within the Straight Left faction of the old Communist Party of Great Britain, which emerged in resistance to that party's leading lights' opposition to the Soviet invasions of Czechoslovakia and Afghanistan. Harry's Place is therefore accurately described as "Stalinism gone Fascist". I apologise for the error.
Reid, Clark, Mandelson, Aaronovitch, Cohen: you can at least understand old Trots like Milburn and Byers going neocon, but these people do not have the excuse that Trotskyists have never actually run anywhere, and so have no blood on their hands (not true - the future neocons were a significant disruptive element within the American Left during the Vietnam War, which they supported provided that they did not actually have to go there). Rather, they were rigidly pro-Soviet right when it mattered most. And does anyone on the Eustonite pro-war "Left" not have either a Stalinist or a Trotskyist background? Why ever are they so coy about it all?