Seedbed of Today's Revolutionary Left
1959 seemed to mark a nadir for the radical left in Britain. The Tories had just won the third general election in a row. The right wing was triumphant in the Labour Party.
Then, however, the Labour leaders decided to launch an official movement. And a big movement developed for nuclear disarmament.
The nuclear-disarmament demonstrations fed into the new Labour youth movement. All the Trotskyist currents were active in that youth movement.
By far the strongest of the Trotskyist currents was the "Healyites", the