One of the main traits of far-left activists is their seeming inability to live up to what one might think is a basic tenet of the socialist creed. That of co-operation. Any history of their current will show this as an occupational hazard for the comrades. Hence there are several Communist Parties and a huge number of usually minute Trotskyist organisations.
One thing they all have in common is an absolute hatred of each other.
The Labour Left is no exception to the rule. The recently formed Momentum organisation recently decided to withdraw its support for John Willsman on the agreed slate due to his rather unseemly and some might say anti-Semetic outburst at the Labour NEC.
Too much for Lansman who has been trying to defuse this problem. Trouble is many of Momentum's recruits wouldn't toe the line and many resigned from the organisation over the withdrawl of support for Willsman.
A lot of these people are from the "three-pounders" brigade who have no political experience other than being a bit shouty on the odd demo or two. However the hardliners of the tin and totally mis-named Campaign for Labour Party Democracy are biting back in their support for CLPD supremo Pete Willsman.
According to the Red Roar website:
The CLPD is also instructing members to ask for an apology from Momentum for dropping Willsman from its slate of NEC candidates, a demand that will heighten tensions between Willsman and Lansman.
The CLPD have issued an e-mail template (presumably because their members are unable to string a coherent sentence together) and:
Oddly this is combined with their demand to stop the adoption of the recognised international definition of anti-Semitism (IHRA) and along with other reprobates will be picketing the Labour NEC. This has already attracted the attention of Labour Against the Witch Hunt (LAW)which is seemingly a front for members of the Labour Party Marxists, themselves a wing of the small Communist Party of Great Britain (Weekly Worker).
It always gets complicated when the left organise parties within fronts within campaigns as they are prone to do. This way they hope to attract the unwary into their web of deceit.
On LAW's website Jonathan Cook continues the false conspiracy theory that:
They will be outside the NEC on 4th September they encourage members to turn up as witches would you believe.
Hopefully a counter demonstration will bring the ducking stool. Only kidding. But these people must be opposed.