Oh dear, Michael, I think you need to lie down in a darkened room with a cold flannel on your head.
Like Griffiths, Haylett, the Halpins and most of the leadership of the CPB, I have never had a lot of time for Straight Left. I opposed the group's failure to fight for the Star, when only an open struggle could save it from the revisionists, and their opposition to re-establishing the party in 1988. Who are these cunning Straight Lefters who now manipulate Griffiths-Haylett and the other "left-sectarians" (who, of course, are fully aware of Straight Left's past failures)? What a hoot!
By the way, one of the arch-sectarians who, presumably, is part of the plot to isolate and destroy Communism in the labour movement must be prominent CPB member and ex-SLer Andrew Murray - now a representative of Britain's biggest union on the TUC General Council! Some isolation! Some sectariamism!
One of the ex-Maoist sectarians picked up by the CPB "narrow sectarians" must be Bill Greenshields - immediate past president of the NUT. Another isolated sectarian, no doubt!
And what of the "sectarian isolation" imposed on the Morning Star by SL and their dupes? How many national unions now sit on the Morning Star management committee - is it 5, 6, 7?
Now that the plotting, lying, factional influence of Hicks and Rosser has all but disappeared, we see (1) the Morning Star enjoying more trade union supoport than ever in its history; (2) the CPB engaged in all kinds of initiatives (Communist University, People's Charter, Country Standard, Charter for Women, etc. etc.) that would have been stifled before; and (3) the Communist Party, the Morning Star and the Marx Library working in harmony with each other and with substantial sections of the labour movement.
No wonder Michael Portillo is reduced to spluttering rage. He is older and more lonely than when his faction still existed - the rest of us are older, poorer but a lot wiser.