THE POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF CPSA
FREEDOM! UNITY! SOCIALISM!
REVOLUTION UNTIL VICTORY!
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The sleepy backwater that is the Lord Chancellor’s Department (Lord Irvine of Lairg’s mob) has rarely figured large in the annals of PCS or its predecessors, with the possible exception of the risible attempt by the useless Albert ASTBURY to win the presidency of CPSA on the old Broad Left ticket. However, the PFL’s ace agents have recently uncovered political shenanigans on the GEC.
Since the merger the Group has had a GEC dominated by a bloc of ex-BL’84, UNITY and Me First timeservers. This coalition has been highly successful in bagging the votes. Over last two years they’ve made clean sweeps over their LCD LUNITY opponents. This year the coalition thought they would carry on as before. But the group received a bit of a shock at their meeting during the January GEC when they heard a statement from Garry WINDER to the effect that a number of them could no longer stay in the group and would be leaving with immediate effect. The statement that was read out failed to shed any light on their reasoning and subsequently two Assistant Secretaries - Glenys MORRIS & Tony WARDLE, plus two GEC members - Garry WINDUP & Geoff LYUS and the Group President - Dave CUNNINGHAM walked out.
Multitudes have asked the question “Wherefore is the slate of the Moderati? Has Bunter eaten it thinking it a cream bun?” and many believe it to be nought but the sick fantasy of a deranged fat loon.
Does it actually exist? Yes and No: it exists in a secret form at the moment. It will only properly exist when they see how many of their chosen actually get nominated -- the Moderati theory being that you should be able to get nominated by your own branch. This is the traditional, secretive, last-minute Mod nomination process. They could always muster a few puppet branch nominations in the past - in contrast to the Trot preference for weighing nominations, the Mods philosophy is that one is enough. As Judas rightly points out, they like the maximum flexibility to fine-tune the list after close of nominations; a tactic which has, in the past, worked well with the not-terribly-covert insider assistance of a succession of Moderati placemen. Whether they can pull the rabbit out of the hat under the Serwotka regime, we wait to see.
Others have posed the conundrum “Will the Monk of Madness sup with the devil of the Moderati and throw his hood into the ring for the Presidency?” Again the answer is Yes and No: PRIESTLEY is definitely standing as President - as an Independent backed by the Mods. He says if they want to back him that's up to them but he's not promising them anything.