And not just those from pro-Soviet cadres. The Marxist-Leninists faction are home to the Stalinist and Juche supporters. Our top advisor is openly a DPRK apologist and declared solidarity with the Kims.
It was Murray, Milne and the Marxist-Leninists who split from the Communist Party of Great Britain when it condemed the Soviet invasion of Czechslovakia, forming the CPB-ML and giving rise to the term “tankies”.
CPB-ML and RCPB-ML went on to ally with the UK far right during Brexit, as they are anti-EU and anti-immigrant and are part of the roots of Lexit.
The CPB-ML and another split faction, CPGB-ML are at the forefront of the hard left alliance with the Bolivarians, and its also with CPGB-ML and CPB (successor to the CPGB) where the oldest and longest alliances with Labour’s hard left lie. It’s always been a in-joke in Labour that Corbyn and Mcdonnell have attended more CPGB-ML and SWP (yes, another faction, and are really bad guys) meetings than Labour meetings.
Disclaimer : I might have got the CPB, CPGB, RCPB-ML, CPB-ML, CPGB-ML, NCPB, RCG, RCP, SP, SWP, WRP, AWL and SA mixed up during that. Put 2 hard left in a room for more than 10 mins and they will split into 3 parties. The history of the UK hard left is interesting, but confusing.