Cliff Slaughter 1928 – 2021

Cliff Slaughter has died. As an important figure in the post-war British Trotskyist movement we will post here any obituaries and commentaries on his life and legacy.

“Cliff Slaughter died at 8 pm on Tuesday May 3rd , having been in a coma for the last few days. He had had a heart attack recently which he survived apparently in reasonably good spirits, but then had to be taken to hospital again with other problems. He was 92.” Paul Henderson, via Facebook.

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Andrew Burgin gives us this assessment, originally via Facebook:

A Few Words for Cliff Slaughter

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Phil Hearse, writing for RedMoleRising has a more critical approach, using Andrews notes as a starting point for his reply.

Cliff Slaughter- A Critical Appraisal

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Victor Osprey’s interview with Cliff Slaughter, from 2020- which we carried- must stand as his last interview. He gave very few anyway and this one does not really give much in the way of new information or insights.

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The World Socialist Website- vehicle of the Socialist Equality Party / ICFI offers a preliminary obituary here::

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/06/slau-m06.html

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And from Gerry Downing’s Socialist Fight:

https://socialistfight.com/2021/05/08/an-obituary-to-cliff-slaughter-1928-3-may-2021/

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Sdean Matgamna’s memories of Cliff Slaughter can be found here:

https://www.workersliberty.org/story/2021-05-18/might-have-been-man-cliff-slaughter

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The Daily telegraph also ran an obituary. It is behind a paywall.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2021/05/19/cliff-slaughter-sociologist-author-entwined-splits-factions/

We will add more items as they become available.

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