ALEX CALLINICOS the toff prof ‘intellectual guru’ of the SWP and REESITE loyalist has stuck the boot into his former comrade MARK STEEL in a bitchy review of Steel’s new book in the SWP’s SOCIALIST REVIEW. Replying to Steel’s political criticisms of the SWP Callinicos describes Steel as ‘sad’ and suffering ‘a mid life crisis’………remember a few months ago he was a ‘top comrade’. More sinisterly Callinicos worries about Steel’s ‘treatment of his ex-partner’. Now Steel’s relationship with his ex-partner has come under sustained fire on the Socialist unity site:
“I note that almost everyone commenting on this thread now is an SWP loyalist, and a line seesm to have emerged that Steel’s Achilles Heel is his relationship with his ex-partner.”
Because Steel mentions his split up in his book the SWP guru considers him to have opened his relationship up for public discussion…………and the crocodile tears and co-ordinated mud sliniging is only jut beginning comrades.