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Trotskyites. Trotsky's condemnation of Stalinist Russia as a vicious state bureaucracy found considerable support in Britain, but his call for permanent revolution less so. After his murder in 1940, Trotskyism in Britain was disputed between the Revolutionary Socialist League and the Workers' International League, which joined forces in 1944 to form the Revolutionary Communist Party. Later parties sympathetic to his analysis were the Socialist Workers' Party and the Workers' Revolutionary Party, but more influential were supporters of Militant Tendency, whose paper Militant was launched in 1964 and who achieved considerable support in the Labour Party in the early 1980s.

J. A. Cannon

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