The increasingly desperate and incoherent Socialist Party leader Peter Taaffe flouders on, a desperate man in search of a theoretical justification for betraying the Libyan rebels, and attacking the AWL.
It’s classic stuff: “It is true that we have only occasionally taken up their [ie The AWL's] ideas
subsequently for one very simple reason: their limited influence in the labour
movement combined with precisely this shrill tone, which is a barrier to real
discussion and to raising the level of understanding of young people and
workers, which is fully on display in Thomas’s reply to us. The AWL represents a
political dead end for workers and young people who wander, some of them
accidentally, into their ranks. We hope that we can help to inoculate them
against the false ideas and methods of the AWL which are unique only in one
sense: they combine vicious ultra-left methods with an organically opportunist
approach which is absolutely incapable of building substantial support within
the workers’ movement. This has been amply demonstrated when they were put to
the test and failed over the war in Libya.” Read the rest here.
Even some readers of The Socialist are unhappy about the Socialist Party’s treacherous ’line’ on Libya: here.
And read Sean Matgamna surgically taking Mr Taaffe and his tendency to pieces, here. Poor Mr Taaffe, out of his league, must be regretting crossing Sean who eats him for breakfast.
Classic stuff, indeed.