Mason: We were right to fight it
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Paul Mason and Peter Taaffe on left wing politics

Step back a few decades and workers were regularly out on strike, stock markets were crashing and the far left in British politics was agitating for a revolution.

The left-wing activist turned TV journalist and writer, Paul Mason, spoke about politics in the 1980s and today.

He told Daily Politics presenter Jo Coburn: “We were fighting a battle for the survival of working class communities, which we lost, which I am terribly sorry about.”

After watching archive from 1987, he spoke with Peter Taaffe, the general secretary of the Socialist Party and former chief of Militant, who thinks a revolution is still nigh.

Mr Taaffe claimed Jeremy Corbyn was “trapped behind enemy lines” and that Labour was currently “two parties in one”.

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