Chinese Valentine’s Day fell on Sunday and 56-year-old Liang Wengen was quick to point out the romantic benefits of Party membership.
“The wives of the majority of the Communist party members are prettier than the wives of non-Communist party members,” he mused.
“Chinese girls love Communist party members more because the party members have ideals and are dedicated and ready to make sacrifices,” he added.
Mr Liang is one of China’s richest men, with an estimated fortune of £940 million. He is the chairman of Sany, which manufactures heavy machinery.
He told a press conference that he had wanted to join the Communist party for 18 years, because he felt he would be better respected.
The problem with this idea is that it would work if the SWP were running the country. Access to power does indeed get the babes. Given that the SWP is in fact three teenagers and their tame Trot it doesn’t quite work that way at present.