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Aug 1 2020 12:23
Old left, new right

Article in today's Guardian on how ex-Revolutionary Communist Party members have become key advisors and influencers at the heart of Johnson's Tory government. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/01/why-johnsons-torie... Part of the Anarchist Workers Group (which always carried some leninist baggage) dissolved into the RCP.

Ex-RCPer, and also former Farageist Brexit MEP, Claire Fox was today awarded a peerage and will now sit as a Baroness in the House of Lords.

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Aug 1 2020 14:50

Are there any people on the right who have moved left?

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Aug 3 2020 10:09

Georges Valois apparently went from anarchism to fascism to libertarian socialism (I haven't read the book); https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/From_Fascism_to_Libertarian_Commu...

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Aug 3 2020 14:22

Matty Blag
Ricky Tomlinson

The journey rightwards seems a lot more lucrative though.

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Aug 3 2020 14:42
wojtek wrote:
Are there any people on the right who have moved left?

Galvano della Volpe, Alfred Weiland, Hans-Jürgen Krahl

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Aug 3 2020 20:36

Jack White.