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George Galloway’s latest Column on far-right Westmonster site on ‘People’s Brexit’.

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“The Patriotic Alliance is a grassroots movement built on the success of the EU referendum. By holding the political establishment to account and introducing fresh ideas to the national policy debate, the Alliance aims to capitalise on the huge promise delivered by Brexit. Join us to make Britain fairer, more democratic and more prosperous.”

Political revolution!


George Galloway’s by-election diary exclusively on Westmonster.

Brexit day was spent in the Gorton wards of the constituency where the great majority voted Leave in the referendum. It is said usually by journalists that Manchester Gorton constituency voted at least 60-40 Remain.

As a matter of fact no-one can know that because the votes weren’t counted on a constituency basis but like so much in this story if you tell a lie often enough.


In fact Brexit inevitably means a reinvigorated relationship with our Commonwealth, with people who stood by our side in our darkest days when otherwise we would have stood alone. People more likely to share our language add to our culture and with whom we share so much history.

I look forward to Brexit Britain resounding to newly re-engaged Canadian Australian New Zealand Indian sub-continental and Commonwealth African voices in the years to come.

I fought the 1975 Common Market referendum under the leadership of Mr Benn Mr Foot Mr Shore and Mrs Castle. The abandonment of the Commonwealth was one of their most powerful arguments. We lost then. But we’ve won now. Let’s build a Britain to be proud of, independent of the EU and firmly rooted in the world.


‘Anti-establishment’ site is being edited by Nigel Farage’s former press officer and will mix aggregation and some original content.

Westmonster says (March the 14th)

Leave.EU and Westmonster’s Arron Banks has clarified the situation with UKIP. In a statement just released he has said:

“UKIP has somehow managed to allow my membership to lapse this year despite having given considerably more than the annual membership fee over the past 12 months.

“On reapplying I was told my membership was suspended pending my appearance at a NEC meeting.

“Apparently, my comments about the party being run like a squash club committee and Mr Carswell have not gone down well.

“I now realise I was being unfair to squash clubs all over the UK and I apologise to them.

“We will now be concentrating on our new movement.”


Written by Andrew Coates

March 30, 2017 at 10:50 am

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  1. Galloway has no principles. He just jumps from one band wagon to the other to get attention. Awful man.

    Howard Fuller

    March 30, 2017 at 1:36 pm

  2. Galloway is not the only ‘socialist’ engaging with Banks and his Westmonster blog. Here’s Paul Embury, London regional Secretary for the FBU… http://www.westmonster.com/trade-union-movement-must-reconnect-with-working-class-post-brexit/

    Garry Haywood

    March 30, 2017 at 10:32 pm

  3. Thanks Garry, see next post.

    They’re a veritable modern version of the Cercle Proudhon (the pre-First World War circle that brought together syndicalists and the French nationalist far-right) aren’t they?

    “In place of the bourgeois ideology and as an alternative to democratic socialism, the Cercle Proudhon propounded a new ethic suited to the alliance of nationalism and syndicalism, those “two synthesizing and convergent movements, one at the extreme right and the other at the extreme left, that have begun the siege and assault on democracy.” Their solution was thus intended as a complete replacement of the liberal order. They wished to create a new world — virile, heroic, pessimistic, and puritanical — based on the sense of duty and sacrifice: a world where a morality of warriors and monks would prevail. They wanted a society dominated by a powerful avant-garde, a proletarian elite, an aristocracy of producers, joined in alliance against the decadent bourgeoisie with an intellectual youth avid for action. When the time came, it would not be difficult for a synthesis of this kind to take on the name of fascism.”


    Andrew Coates

    March 31, 2017 at 10:36 am

  4. You snipped the most important bit:

    “Certainly, liberal pieties about “free movement of labour” wouldn’t have buttered many parsnips in the Gorton Market today. Few shoppers there can afford a nanny from Tuscany. For those people “free movement” means lower wages, more competition for jobs, higher rents and more pressure on Tory devastated public services.

    And it has nothing to do with racism. It’s about those of all colours who are already here feeling insecure about the reality and the possibility of large numbers of others joining them.There is nothing irrational about that. As the pictures I posted all day show my position was welcomed by white-British black-British Asian-British people alike, as I said without a single exception.”

    Band-wagon hopping, finger-on-the-pulse Galloway KNOWS that these sentiments DO resonate with a large slice of the electorate – a big enough slice to get him elected!

    Bow Bells

    April 4, 2017 at 10:27 am

  5. And this: “I spend a bit of time in Portugal.” That will be his luxurious villa on the Algarve. Time spent in the company of his young (immigrant) wife no doubt lol

    Bow Bells

    April 4, 2017 at 10:31 am

  6. These racist remarks Galloway stirs up indicate exactly that there is a racist constituency out there, and little else.

    Andrew Coates

    April 4, 2017 at 11:43 am

  7. Didn’t George Galloway used to be pro-mass immigration and was very vocal in support of “free movement of labour”? Talk about an volte-face GG is like a weather vane – he takes his ‘principles’ from which other way he perceives the wind to be blowing.


    April 4, 2017 at 11:47 am

  8. I think you’ll find he is pro movement from the Commonwealth, how free I do not know.

    It’s odd that his very vocal support for Bashar Assad and Russian intervention in Syria has not been a campaign theme,

    Andrew Coates

    April 4, 2017 at 1:11 pm

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