Militant tendency

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The Liberal Dissenter reminds me of a Mark Oaten quote in 2001:

According to Oaten, the Lib Dems lack the symbolic dragons that Labour leaders have in the past found useful to slay…

“We haven’t got a Clause Four, Militants or rot at the core of the party,” he says.

“Oddly enough, if we did it might be helpful because we could then make a big demonstration of tackling them and the public could then engage in what [the review] was about.”

Well, we seem to be having our “Clause Four moment” now. And the rot that we appear to be junking would appear to be…

I couldn’t possibly comment.

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