The Stripey Leopard, pt. 2
So, to expand a little.
Obviously, my resignation letter was not the whole explanation, merely the sufficient - my ego doesn't quite run to pamphlet length resignations letters criticising the person who makes the tea and using that to show why the organisation is degerate and fit only for the dustbin of posterity.
I have always tended towards favouring political reform. I still think annual Parliaments would be a significant gain for the working class (Or tri-annual parliaments with unicameralism - like they have in New Zealand). I'm strongly pro-European (in the sense that I support any agglomeration of nationalities into democratic (ish) larger formations, the the estension of democracy within any such pollity) - I stayed out of such arguments because I was dedicated to the cause of the SP and those arguments were not so much on the agenda as to demand I contrast them with my commitment to the party.
Now, and here is a very salient point - the party is tehre to serve us, not we the party. There is a dangerous trap that some have fallen into, of making the party an end in istelf and making loyalty to their organisation override any other considerations. If nothing else, at the minute, I'm trying to prove to me that my commitment is to my convictions, and not some stagnant loyalty to a particular party.
Quite where that sends me isn't as yet clear.
The dots need connecting to make the stripes clearer - lets see if that happens in future posts.
p.s. Thanks to all the commentors and the people who have sent me charming emails - you know who you are.