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Billy the Socialist
Billy Hutchinson of the PUP was at the forefront of the loyalist school blockade in Ardoyne. He justified the bigots, demanding that the 'Fenians' be cleared from the road. Among those who have pandered to Billy's socialist pretensions are: Sinn Fein, Scottish Socialist Party (SSP), Socialist Party (Ireland), SWP (Ireland), Alliance for Workers Liberty and the Trades Councils in Belfast, Dublin and England. Special prize to the SSP who spoke at Marxism 2001 in London still defending their decision to give Billy a platform last year, and to the Socialist Party (Ireland) whose coverage of the north's elections contained coded nostalgia for their attempt to build a labour party with the UVF!