Years Active:1974
Other Names:Communist Formation  (1977)
Documents in Archive:1
Publications:Proletarian [COBI]
Emerged/Split from:British and Irish Communist Organisation
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The Communist Organisation in the British Isles (COBI) was a Marxist-Leninist political party in Britain and Ireland. It was founded in 1974 by members of the British and Irish Communist Organisation (BICO) who disagreed with BICO’s stance on workers’ control, which the COBI described as reducing “the working class to a plastic object of bourgeois history” and “fundamentally anti-Marxist”. The COBI, however, retained several of BICO’s policies, including supporting the partition of Ireland, backing the UK joining the European Economic Community, and opposition to Trotskyism. […] In 1977, the party was officially renamed Communist Formation.





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