Class War: the changing face of a political culture.
As a political activist at University, nationally, Class War was a very loud and visible presence on the student and youth political scene. Not so much politics as political culture.
Bashing the rich seems to be a mainstream political cause to the Left of British politics today, indeed of ‘Progressive’ politics everywhere. Didn’t work out for President Hollande in France, but the Left has always been big on rhetoric and short on delivery.
Times change, and so too it seems has Class War. Hadn’t been aware of Class War for many years, so when the BBC Daily Politics Show announced as part of the small parties series for #GE2015 it seemed an opportunity to check on ‘where are they now?’.
Didn’t expect that.
A week or so to go to Election Day, so in case there are more interviews of smaller parties, this seems to be the update page. Brilliant from Andrew Neil and the Daily Politics team, showing that despite the passing of Screaming Lord Sutch, and the fading of the Monster Raving Loony Party, eccentricity remains fundamental to British political life.
For reference, the Monster Raving Loony Party hasn’t gone away you know: