Rich wrote::) Er no, I'd say less than 10 seconds. One google, first hit. A very long time back I knew people, who went on to join the Revolutionary Communist Party. Note I'm talking about the RCP formed in the late 70's not the one formed in the early 1940s. The later Revolutionary Communist Party emerged as the main group out of the fracturing of the RCT, the Revolutionary Communist Tendency. The RCT originally formed as a sub group inside the Revolutionary Communist Group that was expelled by them. The Revolutionary Communist Group started as a faction inside the International Socialists, the fore runners of the Socialist Workers Party that got expelled from the SWP. The RCP were hard line Leninists,basing themselves on "What is to be Done". They were heavily contrarian back then. In the late nineties they formally disbanded and reinvented themselves as a loose network of Libertarians.
Spiked has a VERY interesting history which I feel you are unaware of.
I will try to keep this as brief as possible.
Let's go back to 1992.
ITN(ITV) journalists, Penny Marshall, Ed Vulliamy(currently of the Guardian) and a couple of others fly to Yugoslavia to document the refugee camps under Yugoslavian control. The Serbs grant ITN permission and a military escort.
ITN goes to the camps and while filming the camps, ITN itself is also being filmed by a Serbian crew.
Penny Marschall doctors the picture that fooled the world
which was uncovered by investigative journalist Thomas Deichman.
Marshall received an Emmy for her images and NATO declares war on Yugoslavia openly using Penny Marshall's images as a justification to bomb Serbia due to "war-crimes as shown in Penny's images".
Deichman in Germany proves that the images are fake and that the NATO war on Yugoslavia is a psy-ops. He publishes an article in Germany which is in turn picked up by Jared Israel of Columbia University. Jared's article in the Emperor's clothes is then reposted by Living Marxism(aka SPIKED). Jared is extremely critical to Penny Marshall in the article as he is against Noam Chomsky whom he calls the "vanguard of the empire" due to his ability to linguistically blame NATO while axiomatically blaming the Serbs, so Chomsky used "blaming NATO" as a cover to fool anti-NATO leftists into hating Serbia whom he was blaming axiomatically.
Anyhow, Penny Marshall sues Living Marxism for libel in the British courts and even though the Judge openly agrees that Marshall' team had doctored the images, he says that LM should not have libeled her because she or her team may had done it out of error and not out of intent! This is also about 10 years after the bombings.
LM goes bankrupt and relaunches as SPIKED but also henceforth as an agent of the establishment.
This is how LM(the paper of the RCT) turned from "revolutionary marxism" to "anarcho-capitalist libertarianism" in SPIKED.
For a "Marxist revolutionary, anti-establishment" outlet to be openly arguing that the Parthenon Marbles must stay in London is further evidence of SPIKED's total integration into that establishment.
In any case, the Parthenon Marbles issue is a dead-end. Britain will return the Marbles, the more she refuses, the worse for Britain and the better for Greece and not just on the issue of the Parthenon Marbles in and of itself.
In a world where optics matter a lot and in a world where the lion always eats the last
Whenever there is a crisis, the gazelle does not need to outrun the lion, but the last gazelle!
The UK is the last gazelle
of the West today and Rishi as well as Britain as a whole(let's not forget that neither Blair or Brown agreed to the return and that even people like Mary Beard have supported them staying in the UK though she has recently changed) further reinforce that view.
The UK is the only Western country seeking to leave the UN Convention on Refugees. This is an attempt to lower "boat crossings" that account for a very tiny fraction of net migration in the UK, while increasing legal migration to unprecedented levels. For decades the UK in the EU had a steady average net migration of 250k people per year. Today that figure stands at 650k per year legally and around 10k illegally via boat crossings. The government is going insane internationally to solve the problem of the 10k while at the same time increasing the 250k to 650k
This makes the British government particularly egregious and cements its position as last gazelle
This time last year sans a couple of weeks, Britain was facing the prospect of financial bankruptcy, again as a result of her position as last gazelle
It is also the only European country to have left the EU and to have declared open economic, political, arms(Australian submarines) & biotech(Astrazeneca-Boris scandal) war on it during this charade while at the same time taking open digs at the US for supporting the status quo in Ireland. Not even Biden's Irish ancestry was respected. Something that Brexiteers also tried to change and which remains pending due to NI's pro-British parties refusing to join parliament due to the NI Protocol and Sinn Fein's first parliament victory.
So Britain remains well steady on the path of pariah and actions like these reinforce that pariah status. This is a double action made here by Rishi. Refusing to give the Marbles back is just 1 action but the even worse one is that he canceled his scheduled visit with the Greek PM while he was already in the country to meet with him, effectively putting several nails on the coffin of British reliability in the International System.
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