Communist League of Great Britain

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Communist League of Great Britain
Ideology Communism,
Political position Far-left
International affiliation None
Politics of the United Kingdom
Political parties

The Communist League of Great Britain was an anti-revisionist group in the United Kingdom.

It origins were in the Communist Party of Great Britain, where a faction formed around Bill Bland. Initially Maoist, it joined the majority of the Committee to Defeat Revisionism, for Communist Unity in 1965 to form the Action Centre for Marxist-Leninist Unity, publishing Hammer or Anvil.[1] In 1967, this was renamed the Marxist-Leninist Organisation of Britain. Soon after, the group ceased supporting Mao, instead supporting Enver Hoxha - although Hoxha himself was aligned with Mao. Renamed the "Communist League of Great Britain" in 1975, its ideological position was strengthened with the Sino-Albanian Split.

The group remained active into the new millennium, but became less so since Bland's death in 2001, and their website contains no new content since that year. The Communist Party Alliance, a successor group working within the Stalin Society, have their own site[2] which was active until 2009.


  1. John Moorhouse, A Historical Glossary of British Marxism (Pauper's Press, 1987) ISBN 0-946650-06-3
  • Peter Barberis, John McHugh and Mike Tyldesley, Encyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organizations

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