Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Keir Hardie Myth

Just a belated link to an article on the Socialist Courier site , that reminds us all of how we should be wary of trusting in legend . It was at this year's ( or was it last year's ? ) Edinburgh Mayday rally that i heard Colin Fox of the Scottish Socialist Party in his speech on the Anti-Iraq War movement appeal to the memory and example of Keir Hardie , little knowing just how duplicitous his hero really was in opposing the First World War .
But , of course , we shouldn't have been surprised . Many of Colin Fox's and the SSP's heros possess feet of clay .

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