Friday, 13 November 2020
A World To Win
I wish Chris Williamson well, and I am intrigued that, in having joined TUSC, he appears to have become a Leaver at last. But people who wanted to join Trotskyist groupuscules, or what have you, have never been short of options.
The name of any new party should contain no “ist”, or “ism”, or other such word. The party’s only constitutional aim should be, “To secure economic equality and international peace through the democratic political control of the means to those ends.”
Wherever the party had more than one position to fill, then the members should vote for one candidate, with the requisite number elected at the end. Its internal discipline should apply the Smith Principle: “If John Smith could have tolerated this, then so can we.” Beyond that, it should rarely or never mention the Labour Party. It should certainly not be called “Real Labour”, or anything like that.
I am a declared and active candidate for the parliamentary seat of North West Durham at the next General Election. Please give generously.