Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Hammers, Sickles, Stars and Doves

Following last Saturday's AGM (thanks to everyone who came by the way) I've been slowly putting together a report of what went on. Not that I've got stuck on page one - call it more of a distraction - but I don't know what to put on the front cover.

That might sound silly. It's the Communist Party stupid. I suppose I need to explain.

The Communist Party of Britain is the communist party of the UK. Yes there are innumerable parties who are called the . . . (insert Revolutionary, New, etc etc) communist party of . . . (various forms of Britain, Great Britain) and then random assortments of Marxist, Leninist, Provisional Central Committee . . . it's like some bizarre game of Scrabble. But the Communist Party of Britain is the only party in the country allowed to call itself "The Communist Party". It is also the only one of the modern parties able to proudly (through its links to the Morning Star and directly through its membership) trace its roots back to the original Communist Party of Great Britain founded in 1920. What's more (sorry if I've got this wrong) it is the only party to stand election candidates independently from broader alliances.