[Marxism] SWP Membership figures

cleon42 at yahoo.com cleon42 at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 1 10:20:25 MDT 2007

--- Lenin's Tomb <leninstombblog at googlemail.com> wrote:

> The SWP claims those figures, and those figures are accurate and I
> know them
> to be so.  Your basis for not accepting them is that you personally
> see
> fewer of them about than in 1987, and that one person told you of a
> poorly
> attended branch meeting.  Forgive me if I don't find such
> impressionism a
> particularly impressive riposte.

The problem here is that such "guesstimates" become nothing more than a
game of he-said, she-said. 

Frankly, I don't see the issue as being all that relevant; *all* of the
Left has been in a sorry, sorry shape over the past few decades when it
comes to numbers.

Adam L

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