In Britain there is a growing desire for the left to get their act together & to start to make an impact. We now have Left Unity (http://leftunity.org/) taking off as a result of Ken Loach’s appeal for a new party of the left. A genuinely socialist electoral force is to be welcomed. But alongside this we very much need the creation of an alternative system; one that challenges the whole concept of professional politicians & so-called ‘representative democracy’ says duvinrouge.
Left Unity was initiated by Andrew Burgin & Kate Hudson, both of whom use to be in George Galloway’s Respect – itself an attempt to build a left alternative to Labour. Burgin & Hudson are married & have both been involved with the Stop the War Coalition. Hudson is the General Secretary of CND & was previously in the Communist Party of Britain. Burgin use to be in the Trotskyist Workers’ Revolutionary Party, as was the film director Ken Loach.