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Morning Star Gives a Puff for ‘More Borders’ Whippets, the Northern Independence Party.

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Northern Independence Party 🟨🟥 on Twitter: "The battle of Brexit is over,  but the war against the UK has only just begun. 🇬🇧 🔨 🟨🟥 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿  🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 〓〓… "

More Borders Party Gets Boost from “only English-language socialist daily newspaper in the world.”

Yesterday top Newshound Jim noted this. in the anti-Labour ‘People’s Paper’, the Morning Star, wholly independent of the Communist Party of Britain and owned by the co-op.

The Northern Independence Party: ‘standing up for socialism’?

The wags of the paper which is Jeremy Corbyn’s best friend kept their tongues firmly in the cheeks,

Self-identifying as democratic socialists, the Northern Independence Party (NIP) was founded just last year. Initially a rag-tag group of socialists, former Labour activists and those still finding their political feet, NIP have developed into something of a new hope among lefties, coupling their calls for an independent state of Northumbria with redistribution of wealth and a mass of entertaining social media content that will have you spitting out your Yorkshire Tea.

Chortling along the puff continues, “former MP Thelma Walker has added a splash of yellow to her rosette as the most high-profile voice of a new movement.”

 I will be honest with you, the independence part is way along the road for me,” she admits. “If that is what happens in decades to come, or whenever, that is for a referendum. Like is happening in Scotland, that is for the people to decide.

“I am more interested in federalism, regionalism and localism. I’m bothered about taking control away from Westminster and giving it to the northern regions so that local people have a say in their local economy and are a part of it.”

Even though I know it’s fairly remote that NIP would win, I’m going for it, I’d love to be the voice for Hartlepool in Westminster, change it from within and have a go at that government front bench, even as one independent voice.

“I’m being realistic, this is about a bigger movement and about the start of something. And I think that’s what has rattled the cages of Labour and co.”

How we bleeding laughed with the Tory enabling canny canines!

They have got support from fellow more borders campaigners.


Yet we hear rumours that all is not well in the land of Yorkie bars and tea bags:

Howdy Pardner!

Written by Andrew Coates

April 28, 2021 at 11:46 am

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  1. The trouble with these Monty Python political parties, is that they take support away from the only serious left-wing opposition the Conservatives have got. The Labour Party, which for all its faults, is still the only credible party of opposition. Unless you want to see the Conservatives in power for decades to come.

    Jeff Smith

    April 28, 2021 at 1:18 pm

  2. I think Thelma gets it that independence for Northumbria is just a bit loop the loop so she comes on with the I’m about regionalism line. Well that’s great Thelma but then why are you in an Independence Party? Suspect she wouldn’t have jumped ship if she was still in Parliament, wouldn’t want to risk the Parliamentary salary.


    April 29, 2021 at 10:48 am

  3. Interesting that the North East BBC’s only debate amongst the by-election contenders shown regionally thius morning (and which will be their national feed this week) does NOT include the NIP. They see the movers and shakers on the ballot paper to be Labour, Tory, Lib-Dem, Reform Party, the Greens and – not the NIP – but another micro-regional groupuscule the North East Party. Expect much harrumphing on twitter from Whippet lovers complaining of a conspiracy involving sinister neo-liberal forces, sundry centrist dads and (probably) Zionist agents of influence to do down the people’s Thelma………

    David Walsh

    May 2, 2021 at 10:38 am

  4. The NIP, as I keep saying, believe in two-tier Northern-ness. They blatantly don’t think Tremz or Chiedu Oraka are “really” Northern in the way they would consider nth-generation perpetrators of the post-Oasis lineage to be. That alone discredits them in my eyes, quite apart from everything else.

    The whole idea – which I think a lot of their supporters believe – that only the north-east is the “real” north seems to be very closely linked with the north-east’s being much whiter than the north-west or Yorkshire.


    May 2, 2021 at 12:25 pm

  5. (for “Yorkshire” read “the bits of Yorkshire that large numbers of people actually live in” I suppose …)


    May 2, 2021 at 12:25 pm

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