Socialism, Reformism and Democracy [a 1994 debate between AWL and former Labour leader Michael Foot]
Do official Labour politics offer any real hope today? Or must serious socialists, and even serious democrats, look instead to the revolutionary left?
Such was the question in debate before a packed audience at London's Conway Hall last Wednesday, 9 March, when John O'Mahony [Sean Matgamna], editor of Socialist Organiser, a paper banned by the Labour Party leaders in 1990 for our Trotskyist politics, confronted Michael Foot, leader of the Labour Party from 1980 to 1983.
John O'Mahony accused the Labour Party leadership of paving the way for Thatcherism and then succumbing to it.
In 1974 a wave