Saturday, October 20, 2007

And Now, The End Is Near ...

The Respect/SWP split seems to be pretty terminal :

Rebecca Townsend, committee member and Stop the War link tried to explain why this was unconstitutional. She was sitting next to George and speaking quietly to him. I was sitting next to her on the other side and clearly heard the
exchange. George replied to her, "I have nothing to say to you, I don't want to listen to you, that is why I am ignoring you" ...

Those opposing the proposal said they would take the matter to the Respect National Council and started to leave the meeting.

Azmal said he has no confidence in Jackie Turner as secretary and that he wants to take her out. Shaun Doherty said this is undemocratic. George Galloway shouted "off you go - **** off, **** off the lot of you."

Azmal Hussain declared Allad as the secretary of Tower Hamlets Respect.

About three years ago I commented on Meaders blog that they were riding an Islamic/communalist tiger which would chew them up and spit them out. <<"Irony">>Onwards and upwards<<"/Irony">> - to the first English communalist party with an MP, and the continuing division of mainland politics on ethnic/religious lines. How did such a division pan out in Ireland ?