Militant When it was originally published in Militant was widely acclaimed as a masterly work of investigative journalism Although the rise of Jeremy Corbyn is to be attributed to than hard left entrism

  • Title: Militant
  • Author: Michael Crick
  • ISBN: 9781785900297
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Paperback
  • When it was originally published in 1984, Militant was widely acclaimed as a masterly work of investigative journalism Although the rise of Jeremy Corbyn is to be attributed to than hard left entrism, to some within the party, Crick s book must seem like a lesson from history.Militant was a secret Trotskyite organisation that consistently denied being a party, thoughWhen it was originally published in 1984, Militant was widely acclaimed as a masterly work of investigative journalism Although the rise of Jeremy Corbyn is to be attributed to than hard left entrism, to some within the party, Crick s book must seem like a lesson from history.Militant was a secret Trotskyite organisation that consistently denied being a party, though at its peak in the mid 1980s it could boast around 8,000 members, all of whom also belonged to the Labour Party Militant operated clandestinely inside the Labour Party, edging out moderates at grass roots level and recruiting people to its own ranks Whilst eventually most of its leaders were expelled, it caused damaging rifts within Labour Crick s book explores the origins, organisation and aims of Militant It also explores the famous boss politics of Derek Hatton and Militant in Liverpool, and the party hierarchy s determined and ultimately successful attempts to squash the tendency.An important historical document, it is today seen as a field guide to how hard left factions can infiltrate the Labour party, with some in the centre of the party allegedly urging its supporters to treat the long unavailable book as a war manual.

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    About “Michael Crick

    1. Michael Crick says:

      Michael Crick born 21 May 1958 is an English journalist, author and broadcaster.Born in Northampton, he was educated at Manchester Grammar School and New College, Oxford, where he got a first class degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics PPE At Oxford he was editor of one of the student newspapers, Cherwell, founded the Oxford Handbook and the Oxbridge Careers Handbook, and was president of the Oxford Union.He specialises in politics, and appeared as a regular reporter on BBC Two s Newsnight In March 2007, he was appointed the programme s political editor In 2003, under heavy pressure from the preparation of the Hutton Report, it refused to show Crick s report for Newsnight into Betsygate , the alleged misuse of public funds by the private office of former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith and supposed payments to his wife Betsy for work she did not do Crick referred the case to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards Sir Philip Mawer and the Duncan Smiths were cleared of any impropriety.In the 2005 general election, it was observed that the five most terrifying words in the political lexicon were Michael Crick is in reception.He has also reported for Channel 4 News and Panorama, and has appeared on Have I Got News For You He is known as the unofficial biographer and nemesis of Jeffrey Archer Margaret Crick, his estranged wife, published a biography of Archer s wife Mary in 2005.A keen supporter of Manchester United, he has written several books on the team as well as his literary political works In 1998 99 he was the organiser of the Shareholders United Against Murdoch campaign which successfully opposed BSkyB s proposed takeover of United He later served as Vice Chairman of Shareholders United.He lives with his partner Lucy Hetherington and they have a baby girl called Isabel He also has an older daughter from his previous marriage On 24 February 2008, the News of the World newspaper reported that he had a six month affair with Jeanette Eccles a former BBC researcher The paper ridiculed Crick for presenting himself as moral crusader, while his own behaviour had been unethical He was also criticised for trying to prevent the publication of the story on the grounds of privacy, while he making a living from exposing the wrong doings of others.Crick, a known Labour supporter, is known for his investigations of Conservative politicians and followed then Tory leader, Michael Howard around during the 2005 election campaign as part of his research for his biography of Howard, published the same year Since then, Crick has investigated Conservative Party Chairman, Caroline Spelman for abuse of expenses.



    2 thoughts on “Militant

    1. I read most of this but skipped a couple of chapters on finance and internal organisation, etc.Crick has got good value for money out of this book, having managed to get it published three times. Its account of all the ins and outs in the relations between the People's Front of Judea and the Judean People's Front in UK hard-left politic of the 70s is frankly tedious (I can only imagine how tedious it must have been to actually care about such meaningless distinctions), but its account of Militan [...]

    2. Technically this is a great piece of investigative journalism that shows just what goes on under the covers. But it badly needs bringing up to date with the present. Unless there are no corresponding issues?

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