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British Establishment on the brink

 
 
nimh
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2003 07:51 am
Walter Hinteler wrote:
The real thing? Could be (if I lived in the Netherlands) for me more the Verenigde Senioren Partij (VSP).

Just because I like the name, I perhaps would prefer the Jongere Onafhankelijke Ouderen Partij (J.O.O.P)

However, I'm rather sure, although I'm interested in history, the Bonapartistische Partij (BPN) wouldn't like me.


I've heard of the VSP but the BPN?! Da-amn ...! I agree JOOP is a cool name ... alas, those days won't return.

Last time around, parties that originally registered for the elections (though not all actually took part) included "Yet Another New Party", "O, O, The Hague" (named after the croon song every Haguer can sing along to), "Utregs Glorie" (founded by the supporters of the Football Club Utrecht), the "Party of the Future" (manifesto: "A Party Every Day", main point: a Minister for Partying), the "Conservatives.nl" and the "Party for the Animals" (which actually received 0,5% of the vote and thus narrowly missed getting a seat in parliament). Other parties registered or active in 2002 included "Dutch Model", "Netherlands United", "Woman-Man Interaction Party", "List You" and the "Chauvinistic People's Party".

<grins>
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2003 08:18 am
Thanks nimh, I'd forgotten about the OMRLP.

I notice their party HQ is still the Dog and Partridge.

[I must find out if there is a Provisional MRLP, the militant tendency, like the IRA]
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nimh
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2003 10:19 am
Heh. Well i did always get a laff out of how they changed their name for every by-election, to fit the context ... kinda like, this year, lets be the "Monster Raving Welsh Loonie Miners Wearing Silly Hats Party", or something.

Oh, also in the netherlands, of course, you have the Socialist Party, the Socialist Workers Party, the International Socialists, the New Communist Party, the United Communist Party ... etc. But i guess thats the same everywhere. Oh, the "united communist party" is actually a split-off from the "new comm..etc", and only takes part in local elections in one northeast-groningen council, gets something like 100 votes. (heh).
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2003 10:30 am
Reminds me of one of my favorite films

Monty Python's Life of Brian, when they get mixed up between the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, The People's Popular Front and the People's Front for the etc

"Whatever happened to the Popular Front?"

"He's over there sat on his own"

"SPLITTER!!!"
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2003 11:51 am
And all this reminds me of my time at univeristy in the 70's, when I missed by only three vote a seat in univeristy parliament for the party "Save-the-opening-hours-of-the-univerty-beer-bar". (Was beaten by a member of the "Original-Marxist-Leninist-Young-Social-Democrats".)
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2003 11:57 am
I am willing to work up a provisional wing of the BBCP, but with the caveat that firearms annoy me (too loud)--so i guess we'll have to concentrate on radicalized circuses and a liberation movement for bread . . .
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2003 12:32 pm
Setanta

You can't specifically join the BBCP Provisional wing, because under the constitution, the party is offically the BBCP (Marxist-Leninist). However after a plenary session of the Party conference and much back stage conspiring in smoke filled rooms, IT WAS AGREED the BBCP would adopt an extra P standing for Provisional thus becoming the BBCPP. (not to be confused with the BBC or the CCCP). However no agreement was reached on whether it was the first or the second P, and as we can't actually check with K Marx or V I Lenin in person which it should be the question of the P incorporation is still fraught. However don't let that deter you from sending in your subscription.

Forward into the Marquee
Bread or Death!
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nimh
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2003 12:49 pm
Walter Hinteler wrote:
And all this reminds me of my time at univeristy in the 70's, when I missed by only three vote a seat in univeristy parliament for the party "Save-the-opening-hours-of-the-univerty-beer-bar". (Was beaten by a member of the "Original-Marxist-Leninist-Young-Social-Democrats".)


Ah ... once a decadent reactionary, always a ... Razz
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2003 01:07 pm
Embarrassed



Laughing
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nimh
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2003 01:17 pm
I am outraged to see that the bourgeois deviationists of the BBCP-P still insist on putting forward their fraudulent claims of acting in the name of Marx and Lenin.

The so-called leaders of the BBCP-P are locked in narrow-minded revisionism, deceived by the illusion that the goal of bread and circus for all workers and peasants can be achieved within the petty constraints of the national state.

The proletariat yearns for a truly internationalist movement, and time and again has clearly denounced the factionalism of a self-styled "British" bread and circus party. Workers' solidarity in the struggle for bread and circuses unites the conscious avant-garde of the proletariat across state borders.

The shock-troopers of the revolution know that "bread and circus" is not a goal that can be achieved in negotiation. They know the danger of complacency - know that to truly wrest the bread and circuses from the hands of the bosses, a permanent struggle is necessary.

It is therefore no wonder that delegations of workers and peasants gathered in grim determination, last week, to denounce the decadent degenaration that has grabbed hold of the BBCP-P.

We will, however, not be driven out. Instead, the delegates unanimously decided (by a vote of four against nil) to found an International Workers Bread and Circus Platform (Marxist-Leninist) Within the BBCP-P, or IWBCP(M-L)-BBCP-P.

Our first goal is to gain control over that proud weekly, "Bread and Circus", and fill it with obscurantist, bitter pamphlets denouncing more moderate BBCP leaders, because of how they dared suggest co-operating with those social-fascists of "Latte and Art-House Movies".
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2003 02:04 pm
In the immortal words of Ah-nold (now Californy Gov), "Ah'll be back . . . "


(Your running dog Trotskyism won't go unchallenged Nimh . . . )
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2003 03:46 pm
nice one nimh Very Happy

you are clearly the theoretician of the party

Therefore I am unanimous in appointing you First Comrade in charge of all theoretical work (marxist-Lenninist) pertaining to Bread and Circuses, until such time as Comrade Lenin recovers, or someone has a better idea.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2003 03:48 pm
We, the Provos, don't need yer stinkin' Trotskyite approval. We have large stockpiles of military grade yeast, and CBN rated clown shoes . . . and we have an agenda.

It will be up to you to figure out what it is . . . i pity the fool . . .
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