Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Ex-RCPers in The Times

The Thunderer has a bit in today entitled Karl Marx: did he get it all right? They then ask six lefties to give their view on the bearded one’s prophetic powers. What is surprising is that three of the six (Frank Furedi, Mick Hume and Claire Fox) are ex-RCP. Whilst well-known on the Left for its contrarian stance and cult-like membership, the RCP was pretty small outfit so they’re a strange mob to go to for comment (in comparison the much larger former CPGB only gets two – Martin Jacques and Eric Hobsbawm). Some might think this is further evidence of the RCP’s alleged media entryism. Probably more likely is lazy journalism. Hume is a Times columnist, so it’s not too much of a stretch to ask two of his mates to knock out a 100words is it?