Bumbling Boris Johnson is clearly worried he has been eclipsed by the Brextremist zealot heading the Tories' Militant Tendency
, a fanatical European Research Group of ideological obsessives straining to push Britain off a no-deal European cliff.
In a previous life it operated as Militant Tendency
and wrought great damage on Labour in the 1980s.
Not until Labour rid themselves of this pressure group, as they did with Militant Tendency
, another insidious group, will they be able to govern properly.
I've never joined a faction inside the party and indeed some of my formative experiences were forged on the anvil of tackling a faction - the Militant Tendency
He was removed from the party in 1991 for his links to the hard-left Militant Tendency
Comparing the group to Militant Tendency
in the 1980s, he said it had become a "party within a party" with plans to deselect 170 MPs who had "dared" to disagree with them.
Ray Jennings, Hon Sec, Liverpool Male Voice Choir Militant confusion IT'S good to see the ECHO, through its My City column, giving equal billing and opportunities to the New Militant Tendency
represented by Mr Hatton and Old Militant Tendency
represented by Mr Mulhearn over the past few weeks.
Meanwhile, Derek Hatton and Tory Mulhearn, who as members of the Trotskyist Militant Tendency
in the 1980s,unsuccessfully attempted to hijack the Labour Party, must be ecstatic but green with envy, at the ease with which the hard-left have seized control of Her Majesty's opposition, some 30 years later.
in danger of getting trumped by people who have opposed the Labour Party and want to break it up, expressly want to break it up - some of it is the militant tendency
types coming back in.
Mr Bryant believes the election result was just about as bad as 1983 - but the party doesn't have the deep internal divisions it faced back then with the emergence of the hard left Militant Tendency
In a no less interesting essay that chiefly focuses on contemporary activism, Kenn Taylor argues that radical socialism remained central to the city's social identity in the decades after 1911, peaking in the 1980s with the battle between a local government dominated by Militant Tendency
and the Thatcher government over spending policies.
However, she was expelled from the party in 1989 alongside 12 other people including Joe Higgins after they supported the Militant Tendency