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In Defence of George Galloway.

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From John Rogan.

This heartfelt letter has been circulating on the left.

In the interests of free-speech and pluralism we reproduce it without editing.


A couple of weeks ago our study group, The Left Against Europe, was working flat out for our campaign to vote No in the coming European referendum.

We have rescued unjustly neglected masterpieces from the workers’ movement: Henry Hyndman on The German Menace, and the need for a powerful Navy to defend “political liberty as against German regimentation”, Blatchford’s Britain for the British, Belford Bax on Prussian Militarism as well as his path-breaking exposé of the “shibboleth” and Fraud of Feminism, Charles Péguy on the internationalist “infection jaurésiste“,  Engels on ‘non-historic nations’, and Karl Radek’s Leo Schlageter: The Wanderer into the Void.

With our researches into the archives we were prepared for anything to defend the interests of the British working class against the cosmopolitan capitalism of Brussels.

But now comrade George Galloway has aligned with Nigel Farage .

Everything is in turmoil.

We stood shoulder to shoulder with George as he built a powerful liberation movement, Respect. It united the left, Muslims, anti-imperialists, and anti-Zionists.

It was the best of times.

We saw comrade George cold-shouldered in Bradford in the General Election.

It seemed it was the worst of times.

Now George is under attack.

George Galloway has announced that Respect will join the Grassroots Out campaign to leave the European Union.

The Respect leader appeared as a ‘special guest’ alongside speakers from a number of political parties on Friday at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster to put forward the ‘Lexit’ case for voting in favour of leaving in the June 23rd Referendum.

Evoking the memory of Tony Benn, Galloway pressed home the need for Britain to regain its democratic power.”

Is Respect alone?

Will we come to George’s side in this hour of need for our nation?

Stand up for the British working class and the Commonwealth against the Brussels Bullies!


Written by Andrew Coates

February 23, 2016 at 11:39 am

7 Responses

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  1. Well, this part of their website still hasn’t been updated to reflect George and Nigel’s new alliance.

    “Respect is in favour of a balanced and fair immigration policy. We are in favour of an EU Referendum, in which we would campaign to remain a part of Europe. Until then, we wholeheartedly welcome all EU migrants who seek to work hard in Britain, just as many British people work abroad.”


    John R

    February 23, 2016 at 11:50 am

  2. Indeed, though one notes that the “Commonwealth” was already thought of,

    “Respect is in favour of a colour-blind points-based immigration system which is weighted in favour of those coming from Commonwealth countries to which we owe a historic debt.”

    Andrew Coates

    February 23, 2016 at 12:19 pm

  3. Andrew Coates

    February 23, 2016 at 1:41 pm

  4. Two days in and nobody, NOBODY has confronted the main issue – what happens to the Eurovision Song Contest entry on Brexit. Dont think that is going to win however

    Boleyn Ali

    February 23, 2016 at 5:16 pm

  5. EU Referendum: Conspiracy Theorist David Icke Backs ‘Brexit’.

    It had to come; it has come. Vote No to fight a EU run by “tall, blood-drinking, shape-shifting reptilian humanoids from the Alpha Draconis star system, now hiding in underground bases”.


    Andrew Coates

    February 23, 2016 at 5:55 pm

  6. Galloway is the greatest left wing leader alive in the UK at the moment.
    The working class is with Galloway and anti EU.
    The pseudo left pro EU are with Cameroon.


    February 23, 2016 at 7:17 pm

  7. Brendan O’Neill & crackpott cult, Spiked, for exit as well.

    m_jelly (@monsieur_jelly)

    February 24, 2016 at 12:16 pm

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