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Respect Party Deregistered with the Electoral Commission: “Members now permitted to join Labour’ says New Statesman.

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Galloway with Friend on Russia Today. 

Electoral Commission.


The Respect Party was a political party in the United Kingdom, founded in 2004.[4][5] Its name was a contrived acronym standing for: Respect, Equality, Socialism, Peace, Environmentalism, Community, and Trade unionism.[5] The Respect Party was established in London in January 2004; it grew out of the Stop the War Coalition, opposing the Iraq War.

The Respect Party’s highest profile figure and leader was George Galloway,[2] former MP for Bradford West and Bethnal Green and Bow, while its National Secretary was Chris Chilvers.[8]

According to the Electoral Commission website, it voluntarily deregistered as a political party in August 2016.[9]

George Eaton is the “Political Editor, New Statesman george@newstatesman.co.uk.”

Apart from touting himself as another potential feather in Corbyn’s cap, Galloway’s move appears to be designed – as Eaton suggests – to let his little helpers quietly join Labour.

We will note with interest the next moves of some of them,  Galloway bag-man Kevin Ovenden. 


Written by Andrew Coates

August 21, 2016 at 10:37 am

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  1. I bet there must be millions now wishing they didn’t vote for Sadiq Khan, that backstabber, and wished they voted for George Galloway for London Mayor.

    I hope Galloway is welcomed back into the Labour Party with open arms.


    August 21, 2016 at 3:09 pm

  2. Andrew Coates

    August 21, 2016 at 3:51 pm

  3. […] with the Electoral Commission: “Members now permitted to join Labour’ says New Statesman. Here. Mr Coates’ view of George Galloway is no secret.The article is interesting but is more for […]

  4. Dean, comedy legend: “millions”

  5. Andrew Coates

    August 22, 2016 at 11:41 am

  6. I think that’s a typo, Dean. You clearly meant billions. 😀


    August 22, 2016 at 3:22 pm

  7. “The exile returns? Anti-imperialist firebrand George Galloway could be heading back to Labour ”

    “Leftist”… former MP George Galloway has de-registered the Respect political party founded in response to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The move has led to speculation he is poised to return to Labour. ”

    Supporters of the fiery Scots politician believe he would form part of a potent trio of left-wing Labour figures alongside Corbyn and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.”

    Russia Today.


    Andrew Coates

    August 22, 2016 at 5:01 pm

  8. George Galloway should be in the shadow cabinet, while the AWL and other secretive Trotskyite sects should be expelled from the Labour Party. Ken Livingstone should also be rehabilitated. Then and only then can there be a serious and experienced Labour Shadow Cabinet.


    August 23, 2016 at 5:40 pm

  9. There can be no return for proven anti-semites like Livingstone and Galloway. Us Trots won’t allow it.

    Jim Denham

    August 24, 2016 at 3:56 am

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