|L Melanchon and Hamon: Sectarianism means no left alliance.|
The short comment on the French elections below from Roger Silverman in London just about says it all. The tragedy of left sectarianism and the obstacle it is to the fight against capitalism. We appeal to all readers of this Blog and all who are against sectarianism to contact us at Facts For Working People and let us work together. Comrades it is a crime against the movement to act in a sectarian way. But it also no help to the movement to just speak against sectarianism and take no action to eradicate it. Contact us.
Roger Silverman writes:
"Opinion polls following the recent television debate between candidates for the French presidential election demonstrate once again the indefensible sectarianism of the French left. Between them, Melenchon ("Unsubmissive France"), Hamon (Socialist Party) and a couple of minor left candidates have the support of 29% - several percentage points ahead of Macron, Fillon or Le Pen. A United Front left candidate could easily go through to the second round with at least a reasonable chance of winning the presidency. A decisive defeat for Le Pen and, still better, a victory for the left would transform the mood throughout Europe overnight."