The facts are still not entirely clear, and we’ll keep you posted as best we can, but what seems to be the case as of this moment, is as follows:
1/ Perma-tanned shyster, Stalinist and power-worshipper George Galloway has announced that he will run for the London Assembly as part of what he calls a “progressive list”.
2/ That “progressive list” will not be ‘Respect’ or ‘Respect Renewal’, but will be a “new party” and be registered as such.
3/ Galloway describes his new party as “a broad coalition” that will promote “old Labour values.”
4/ John Rees of the actual, existing Respect (SWP wing) described Galloway’s candidacy as “a shame”, but was sure Respect “would do very well without him” (the SWP-wing of Respect is fielding the leading philospher and Marxist intellectual Ms Lindsey German for Mayor – a strong challenge, obviously).
5/ Galloway appears to have consulted no-one within either wing of Respect, about his candidacy or about the “progressive list.”
6/ Galloway says his new outfit will include “some Respect members as well as people not part of Respect.”
7/ There is no evidence that Galloway has consulted his new-found (since the split with the SWP) bag-carriers and sycophants Socialist Resistance, athough some of them have welcomed his move, after the event.
8/ Galloway hates and despises Trots – including (perhaps especially), those “Trots” that suck up to him.
9/ He worships power and powerful men, and holds democracy in contempt.
10/ He’s a Stalinist.
11/ Socialist Action are Stalinists.
12/ Ken Livingstone is a powerful man who despises democracy.
13/ Socialist Action are Livingstone’s political gofers and hench-persons.
14/ Galloway likes being surrounded by gofers and hench-persons, especially if they’re Stalinists and/or communalist Tammany Hall-style operators.
15/ Galloway wrote this, timed to appear today.
…Draw your own conclusions…
P.S: this, from Janine, over at the Stroppies, is also of interest.
P.P.S: This is truly tragi-comic…