Socialist Labour Party

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at columbia.edu
Fri Nov 17 08:31:47 MST 1995


On Fri, 17 Nov 1995, Adam Rose wrote:
>
> As a result of this essential nature, it is an absolute certainty that the
> Labour Party "will shift significantly to the left in the future".
> Because the Labour Party is a Capitalist Workers Party, it reflects, albeit
> in a distorted from, the moods in the working class. This is precisely why
> it is neccessary to build a left alternative to it : it is the left
> reformists who get a militant working class back on constitutional rails,
> not the right.
>
Louis: God, what inflated, bombastic prose. Does anybody use the word
"albeit" in ordinary conversation?

I suppose the left alternative you are pushing for would have your analysis
of the class nature of the former Soviet Union and Cuba today. Yecchh!

Sounds like Scargill is doing the right thing. This SLP might turn out to
be a party in the mold of the Worker's Party in Brazil, started by another
militant trade unionist, Lula. I like Lula, I like Scargill. Long live
left-wing worker's parties that have no positions on the Spanish Civil War,
the class nature of the former USSR, Kronstadt, etc.!


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