There is no escaping it, life is hard for third campists at present.
Whilst the SWP and friends, via RESPECT, attempt to redefine socialism within the politics of petty bourgeois radicalism and religious reaction, others now try and define it in terms of a liberalism compliant with Blairite capitalist renewal.
The Euston Manifesto has recently been launched. It proposes a 'fresh political alignment'... of 'democrats and progressives' reaching ' beyond the socialist Left towards egalitarian liberals and others of unambiguous democratic commitment'. It claims to want 'to draw a line between