It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Comrade Bill Ash, aged 96.
He had an early life full of incident and adventure, including his many escape attempts from the Nazis from Stalag Luft 3. After the war he joined the BBC.
From the 50s he became a Marxist, was a co-founder of the Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist) along with Reg Birch in the late 60s and was editor of the party paper in the 70s.
He wrote novels as well as works of non-fiction, such as ‘Marxist Morality’ and was chair of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain for many years.
A full obituary by Brendan Foley can be found at http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/29/bill-ash