Communist Party of Britain (Marxist–Leninist)
|Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist)|
|Political position||For the British working class|
|European Parliament group||None|
|Politics of Britain
The Communist Party of Britain (Marxist–Leninist) (CPB(M-L)) is a British communist political party. The small party was formed in 1968 by Reg Birch as a split from the Communist Party of Great Britain, siding with the Communist Party of China. Originally planned as the "British Marxist Leninist Organisation", the party published The Worker from 1969 until 2000, when it became Workers. In 1976, the Communist Workers' Movement split from the CPB(M-L), later joining its main British rival, the Revolutionary Communist League of Britain.
More recently, the CPB(M-L) has developed a national line for Britain. The party is strongly opposed to the European Union. Like the New Communist Party of Britain, the CPB(M-L) encouraged its supporters to vote Labour in elections to bring about the removal of the Margaret Thatcher government. After she was ousted, it reverted to its line of 'Don't vote, organise'.
CPB(M-L) members focus on work in the labour movement.
It should not be confused with the Communist Party of Britain, the Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist), nor with the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist).