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Vote Bob Purdie- your IMG candidate

June 15, 2011

Here’s a nice little leaflet…

Note Harry McShane also speaking at the IMG election rally.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Bob Purdie permalink
    June 23, 2011 4:37 pm

    Thanks for this Rob, Harry McShane would have agreed to speak because I asked him and he was just too nice to say no. I honestly don’t remember whether or not he did. For the record, I got 90 votes. The whole experience was a hoot from start to finish, we made friends with the SNP whose HQ was a few doors away. Local kids came in and out both premises freely, but the SNP closed much earlier than we did and when their kids filtered in to our place, our kids would shout “dinny let him in Mister, he’s a Scottish Nose Picker.”

    • Bob Purdie permalink
      June 25, 2011 11:44 am

      I now remember what happened about Harry speaking at that meeting. He agreed to do so on the condition that he wouldn’t have to explicitly endorse me as candidate. But, in fact, he made a rousing speech and finished up “vote for Bob Purdie”.

      There seems to be a misconception that he aligned himself with the International Socialists because of their “State Cap” theory but he made it clear to me that he was genuinely independent and was unhappy about the way in which they tried to claim him. He was a Marxist Humanist, influenced by Raya Dunayevskya not by Tony Cliff. It was a privilege to have know him and to have had his friendship.

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