Sunday, March 16, 2008

Respect “To Let”

This morning I was out with West Ham Labour Party Comrades delivering rather wet and soggy Labour Ken Livingstone (and TULO) leaflets in the Green Street West ward. This ward was taken by “Respect” in the last election and all the 3 councillors are nominally members.

It was interesting to come across the former Newham Respect HQ in which appears to have been closed down and up for “let”.

Outside this office during the 2006 elections I was sworn at and threatened by Respect activists while canvassing for Labour. Happy days.

Of course, nowadays “Respect” has split into 2 different groups who hate each other more than they do New Labour or even the Tories (who one of their Councillors have joined!)

In the GLA election it would appear that the various factions will be standing against each other!

I am sure that the “To Let” signs are not is a reference to the recent finding that the old Respect had been funded by a company led by a Tory Peer that specialises in privatisation of British public services?

I of course treated this discovery in my usual legendary politically mature and grown up manner (see below)


Charlie Marks said...

You seem inordinately happy about this. Shame on you.

Anonymous said...

So why shouldn't John be happy? Respect was a competitor (in the sense that it was trying for the same constituency as Labour, NOT in the sense that is was a viable competitor) whose only contributions to politics in the UK have been keeping the rogue Galloway in the style to which he is accustomed and giving a shred of legitimacy to the Islamist clerical-facists.

Anyone with an ounce of sense is cheering.

Being a loser again and again and again doesn't make you a better person and it doesn't make what you believe in a better option.

Paul Denton

John Gray said...


What have I done wrong this time?


Makes sense to me!

Anonymous said...

so thats what the swp took money from UNISON branches to pay for

Anonymous said...

So lets get this right
Respect poor venim over us in the Labour Party

then when they get a dose call for mummy