|Korean comrades with Lesley and Michael at the seminar|
By New Worker correspondent
Around 60 members and supporters of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist) gathered in Central London on Sunday for a seminar marking 35 years since the party came into being, and paying tribute to the life and work of party founder John Buckle, who died in a plane crash in 1983.
Chaired by Lesley Larkum the seminar was opened by Michael Chant, the RCPB (ML) general secretary, who paid tribute to Buckle, and characterised the RCPB (ML) as “a party of modern communism which can address itself to the problems of the 21st century”. Contributions were made by Graham Buckle, John Buckle’s brother, Chris Coleman and RCPB(ML) members from various parts of the country. The DPR Korea ambassador, Hyon Hak Bong, and Mun Myong Sin of the DPRK ‘s London embassy, delivered a friendship message from the central committee of the Workers Party of Korea, and Theo Russell from the New Communist Party also delivered greetings on behalf of the party, in which he expressed the hope that the friendly relations between the two parties, which date back to 1994, would continue for many more years to come.