Here’s a comment from GGV which is pretty accurate critique of Kate Hudson’s politics. The qurestion is however whether we argue against her within a pluralist organisation or remain isolated anarchists and wonder why her uncontested arguments hold sway? Say there wsas a huge anti-austerity march organised and KH wanted a rerun of the big iraq war march – do we argue against with a hope of winning a majority to our view or moan from sidelines and form a radical workers bloc?
‘Can we start by being honest about the nature of the self styled ‘revolutionary left?’ Nearly all of these organisations (SWP, SP, CPGB) are essentially lobbying groups within the Labour party. I suspect the Hudson statement is really a reiteration of the same policy – lobbying within the same institutions, calling on trade union leaders, building relationships with the ‘labour left,’ forging links with Euro Stalinists, focusing on identity politics, lunch with Mark Serowokta, etc
In other words it’s the old ‘left’ principle of ‘conducting the struggle within the existing institutions.’ Fair enough, but it’s middle class politics with a vengeance, and a dead end for any live movement