Seedbed of the left

Britain's Far-Left Groups [SWP, Militant/Socialist Party] in the 1960s, 70s and 80s

Published on: Wed, 05/11/2008 - 19:41

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.

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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

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