United Kingdom

Richard Bos Richard.Bos at hagcott.meganet.co.uk
Sat Aug 17 08:41:29 MDT 1996

Gary MacLennan wrote:
> At 07:20 AM 8/16/96 -0400, you wrote:
> >
> >There is a serious issue here - even though I am only pulling this pair's leg
> >- I dn't seriously think that all Trotskyists and semi-Trotskyists in
> >Manchester hold pro-Unionist views on the question of Ireland. Some who call
> >themselves Communists in this country [concretely, the supporters of the
> >Weekly Worker newspaper] have put out the idea of adopting the title
> >"Communist Party of the United Kingdom," arguing that the workers in both
> >Britain and the occupied six counties of north-east Ireland should unite to
> >fight in a single organisation against the "real" enemy - British capitalism.
> >
> >I'm sure our friends in Manchester would not go along with that. Or would
> >they? Perhaps they'd like to let us know what they think about Ireland and
> >the struggle there.
> >
> >For Communism and Irish freedom
> >Jim

> >
> There is a serious issue here .  I have written before on this list about
> the Little Englander nature of so much British marxism. and I continually
> promise that one day  I will do the job on Hobsbawm and the shower of
> revisionsit shit that he has encouraged and that NLR publishes.
> In the mean time let me endorse your signature.  For communism and Irish
> freedom indeed.
> regards
> Gary

Yet another endorsement to Jim and Gary . I really do not understand how
anyone on the left of poitics in this country can be so insensitive to
the struggle for national liberation in Ireland as to use UK in their

For Communism and Irish freedom.

Best wishes,

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