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BRITISH COMMUNISTS

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Expulsion of 'Morning Star' Editor, Tony Chater, brings into the open the growing split within the British Communist Party. A look at why this has happened. Flashback Tony Chater at 1983 Communist Party Annual Congress; Intvw historian, Prof Eric Hobsbawm, on what those who want change are seeking & on the diminishing numbers of British industrial working classes; Intvw Ben Fine, Co-author of 'Class Politics' (Against the expulsions) on differences between factions & the impossibility of a broadly based movement; Intvw Mark Rutherford, Financial Times, on similarities between splits in Communist and Labour Party. Executive meeting which expelled Chater.

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028-00012074
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Channel 4 News
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BRITISH COMMUNISTS
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ITN
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Expulsion of 'Morning Star' Editor, Tony Chater, brings into the open the growing split within the British Communist Party. A look at why this has happened. Flashback Tony Chater at 1983 Communist Party Annual Congress; Intvw historian, Prof Eric Hobsbawm, on what those who want change are seeking & on the diminishing numbers of British industrial working classes; Intvw Ben Fine, Co-author of 'Class Politics' (Against the expulsions) on differences between factions & the impossibility of a broadly based movement; Intvw Mark Rutherford, Financial Times, on similarities between splits in Communist and Labour Party. Executive meeting which expelled Chater.
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politics (general)
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1985-01-14