PICK OF THE DAY

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BBC Radio 4Where Did All The Comrades Go?
Monday, 11.00, BBC Radio 4

Along with the smoking, natch, one of the most eye-opening things about watching old elections on BBC Parliament is the amount of Communists standing, especially in Scotland where they were such a political force they were on all the Swingometers and that, like a seventies UKIP (albeit with slightly different policies). They called it a day in 1991 when they decided the wind perhaps wasn’t blowing in that direction anymore, but this documentary will look at their legacy, including how Marxism continued to play a role in mainstream politics.

One Response to “PICK OF THE DAY”

  1. In the late 1990s an American friend of mine was researching recent history in Glasgow and was amazed by the number of communists he met in teh city.

    I remember the Communist Party of Great Britain disbanded in 1990 and Democratic Left was born from its ashes. Now it seems the CPGB’s back. i wonder if the process has reversed, or if it’s a different institution?

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