18 August 2007
Red fly the banners - O!
I've found a site that has the words to Red Fly The Banners - O, that great anthem guaranteed to annoy Trots and Tories everywhere. This version is slightly different because it has "four for the Communist thinkers," instead of "the great philosophers," which is the version that we used to rant out whenever polytechnic students were around in one of our swill shops. The great philosophers, of course, were Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin.
The final verse we used to roar out with great gusto was number thirteen: "the holes in Trotsky's head," but here we have a fourteenth verse: "the IQ of the average Trot".
All good stuff, and as so many Trots have now moved over into Nu-Labourism, it is right and proper that we remember the old songs and the old philosophy that underpinned them.