Alex Callinicos/SWP vs Laurie Penny/New Statesman Facebook handbags

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Prince Rhyus, Dec 25, 2010.

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  1. Prince Rhyus

    Prince Rhyus Spokesman of King Antonio

  2. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Can't even view it without being signed into facebook. The comment is therefore "load of wank".
  3. LiamO

    LiamO Well-Known Member

    Can'tread it but if Alex @that is not my role in the Party' Callinicos is on one side, I am probably on the other
  4. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    I thought his name was Alex "I'm of good working-class stock, honest!" Callinicos. Did he change it recently? :confused:
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  5. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    she said the only thing left after a nuclear holocaust would be cockroaches and SWP paper sellers

    Callinicos/other SWPies then had a bit of a strop and was slightly selective with his recollection of recent history.

    So no big change there than!
  6. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Let's face it. we'd be surprised if he wasn't "slightly selective". It's his "unique selling point". :)
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  7. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    he agreed to give us two copies to burn if, and only if, we could sing the first two verses of the Internationale. So we did!

  8. ymu

    ymu Niall Ferguson's deep-cover sock-puppet

    Ah, starting to make sense. Perhaps we can cobble together a halfway decent OP, seeing as the thread starter couldn't be arsed. :mad:;)

    This is the Laurie Penny article: Out with the old politics. Here's the bit Callinicos probably didn't like very much:

  9. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    Kind of funny that the link leads you to a pic of a sour faced Laurie vending herself as the voice of youth.
  10. ymu

    ymu Niall Ferguson's deep-cover sock-puppet

    Please don't quote her words as if they are mine.
  11. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Those kids don't like the old style of sour-faced vendors! They like the new style, as indicated by the Guardian and the New Statesman!
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  12. ymu

    ymu Niall Ferguson's deep-cover sock-puppet

  13. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    Apologies. My cut and paste wasn't up to scratch.
  14. ymu

    ymu Niall Ferguson's deep-cover sock-puppet

    No problem. It's a vbulletin annoyance. :)

    If you select the text and hit the speech bubble icon, it will put them in a quote inside the quote.
  15. Captain Hurrah

    Captain Hurrah STALINIST Banned

    Sounds like one of the crap made-up stories she relates on her blog.
  16. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Busy year for Laurie 'what, you can get the Internet on a phone?' Penny - from working unpaid as a labour party intern, to pimping David Lammy as the voice of the modern radical, then onto Clegg, now herself and her pluralist journo mates, from getting caught out making stuff about her past and having to publicly apologise in the Guardian to making stuff up in the above article. Fascinating too see the amount of privately educated (and healthed in Penny's case) oxbridge graduates fighting each other for the media's official sanctioned voice of youth - very good move career wise. Even Toynbee and Lawson are embarrassing themselves by trying to muscle their way in. Happy Christmas Laurie.
  17. Sgt Howie

    Sgt Howie Politics of envy

    Didn't she work for the Morning Star as well? What a convoluted political background for one so young.
  18. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Lots of desperate editors jumping on her and people like her.
  19. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    Her writing is shocking. She's like a posh lefty glenda slagg.
  20. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    surprisingly with Callinicos on this one. I dig at a left group in a national newspaper, total waste of time, when there are better targets for anyone well-meaning with a platform. Sick of hearing the old we're crap because the swaps ruin everything shit, and sick of each new wave of protest being claimed as the solution to everything.
  21. Prince Rhyus

    Prince Rhyus Spokesman of King Antonio

    I prefer Mark Thomas's take:

    Mark: "I'll join the SWP if you give me a gun"
    SWPer: "Sorry, we don't have one of them, bbut you can have a paper instead!"
  22. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    Wasn't Mark Thomas in Socialist Action at one point or was that just a scurrilous rumour?

    Does SA issue rifles or handguns?
  23. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    what did she make up? was it the 'I was a burlesque dancer before it was popular and it was empowering but now it's popular it's just an excuse for blokes to have a wank. yeah and I liked that cool band before anyone else knew about them'?

    'An erection is not ironic'. Fucking hell. Can't stand her or her stupid hitler hairdo.
  24. Captain Hurrah

    Captain Hurrah STALINIST Banned

    She's even lived in poverty, apparently.

    Makes me fucking sick.
  25. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    What did she make up about her past?
  26. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    Fucking hell that's nauseating.
  27. Prince Rhyus

    Prince Rhyus Spokesman of King Antonio

    What's Socialist Action? ( Or rather, who are?)
  28. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    One of the groups that came out of the old International Marxist Group. Best known these days because a few of them were advisors to Livingstone when he was Mayor.
  29. SaskiaJayne

    SaskiaJayne Rural Guerrilla

    I have no idea what this thread is about but what is wrong with the article in your link?
  30. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    As mentioned above, she embellished a tale of her 'burlesque' experience, was caught out by other members of the troupe and the article was seriously (and embarrassingly/damaging to credibility IMO) amended a month later and was still being edited a full 5 months later.

    Just noticed that now Labour, then Lammy and then Clegg have all fallen by the wayside it's now counter-fire and their extensive media contacts book that's the future - book with Clare Solomon and Tariq frigging ali (another lib-dem believer) on the way. Lot of people getting a bit fed up of her self-appointed role as voice of 'the youth'...
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