BRITONS are genuinely puzzled by what modern followers of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky do with their time.
After Labour deputy leader Tom Watson claimed Trotskyists were influencing the party, many are wondering how Marxist revolution works in 21st century Britain.
Office worker Tom Logan said: “The actual Russian revolutionaries did things like arming themselves and taking over public buildings, but people seem to be more into having a job and going to Homebase at the weekend these days.
“I just wonder what a typical Trotskyite day consists of. I’m pretty sure they haven’t overthrown the ruling class yet because it would probably have been on the news.”
Trotskyist Donna Sheridan said: “Modern Trotskyism involves a lot of meetings, which can really drag but it’s better than being murdered by Stalin, plus we go to a pub that does really nice tapas.
“Obviously we try to influence Labour party policy, but more through robust debate than killing people, which I don’t agree with anyway because I’m also a pacifist CND member and vegetarian.
“It can be disheartening at times but I’m sure one of these days the proletariat will start watching Jeremy Corbyn speeches instead of Gogglebox.”