The Stairway to Heaven – Part 3 – The Political Soldier

I am aware that the term ‘Political Soldier’ and the concept of a political  ‘soldier’ has been used before, and there are Pdf documents available to be found on the Internet in which Derek Holland outlined in 1984 his vision for the formation of an elite group of political super-activists which he termed ‘Political Soldiers’ in order to emphasise their total commitment to our cause. I do not argue with Derek Holland in this respect, however an…

The Stairway to Heaven – Part 2 – Guerrilla Politics

There can be no more iconic image of romantic derring-do than that of swash-buckling British cavalry soldiers in bright red tunics and all their gold braided finery charging on horse-back, swords drawn, towards the Russian cannons that opposed them during the charge of the Light Brigade. Yet romantic and heroic though the charge of the Light Brigade was, the British cavalry were so depleted in numbers by the withering hail of enemy fire that by…