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Workers Party of Britain aims to build Red-Brown Base in Batley and Spen.

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George Galloway cpgb-ml

Galloway’s Core Cadres; the CPGB (M-L).

From Yorkshire Live.

Defeated Batley & Spen by-election candidate George Galloway is understood to be setting up a base in the area in order to fight next year’s local elections.

Campaign manager for Mr Galloway, James Giles, said support was growing and that the party was intending to set up groups across the country “from Penzance to the Shetland Islands”.

The Workers Party is also embroiled in a legal tussle over the by-election and is seeking to have the result set aside. Mr Giles said it was hoping to have the case heard in the High Court.


Locals who lived through what has been described as a bitter and divisive by-election period say Mr Galloway’s support is actually drifting away.

One said: “It was like a frenzy during the by-election but people are now realising that they’ve been taken for a ride.

“It’s only after Galloway lost that people came to their senses. A lot are now questioning the whole thing.

“They’re leaving in droves. Support is dwindling. People feel they made a mistake.”

Who are the real cadres of the Workers Party of Britain?

Joti Brar@joti2gazaAnti-imperialist, scientific socialist, truthseeker, mum. Workers of the world, unite; we have a world to win! @WorkersPartyGB@CPGBMLhttp://t.me/JotiBrar

The Deputy Leader of the WPB and daughter of the former Dear Leader r of the CPBML, Harpal Brar who is now herself also the Dear Leader of the of CPB (M-L)

Galloway and the CPGB-ML: notes on a romance


…..the CPGB-ML, if it has inherited anything from its patriarch, should not be dismissed as a mere nothing. Even though the formation of another pure Stalinist sect in 2004 was of no significance to the strategic woes of the revolutionary left, it was reasonably astute to form the CPGB-ML in 2004 in order to mop up what remained of the old ‘anti-revisionist’ communist milieu in the face of the terminal decline of older organisations such as the New Communist Party, the Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist) and the Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist). Also, the Morning Star’s CPB had started to become more agnostic, at least in public, on issues such as Stalin’s legacy, which annoyed some of its members. By contrast, the CPGB-ML is defiantly unambiguous in praising Stalin’s Soviet Union, in a manner that echoes the personality cults of the 1930s and 1940s. Allied to this, the CPGB-ML is clearly a well-disciplined, well-financed, ‘cadre’ organisation that punches beyond its weight in terms of the money and commitment it gets from its members. It has obviously recruited younger members in some numbers, although there has recently been some internal controversy around the issues of identity politics and transsexual rights that I’m not qualified to comment on.

The Communists

Communist party of great britain (marxist-leninist)

In the above organ of the ‘party’ they publish this statement,

The following statement was issued by the Workers Party of Britain on 27 April 2021.


The Workers Party of Britain is opposed to the mandatory use of identity card documents, or digital applications, linked to personal medical information, in this instance Covid status, either by proof of vaccination or recent test result.

Workers Party statement: No to Covid passports

It is hard to tell their exact weight within the WPB, although as a centralised group they clearly play a greater role than mere foot-soldiers. The mix of ‘anti-imperialism’, nationalism, right wing cultural views, odd bits of libertarianism, and sovereigntist ideology masquerading as socialism is a characteristic of many other red-brown confusionniste groups.

On the far-right GB News:

Written by Andrew Coates

July 7, 2021 at 3:35 pm

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  1. So am I right in assuming that GG’s Batly and Spen spokesperson actually comes from the grimy,former Luddite stronghold and mill town of New Malden ? Does that explain why all the printing for him was done by a firm called Councillor Communications of 32 South Park Grove, Kingston on Thames (which on street view is more like a 30’s semi than a printing works) ? And the DPRK connection hinted at in some of this email traffic is ?

    David Walsh

    July 7, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    • James Giles
      Journalist, Broadcaster, Hospital & School Governor, #iWill ambassador, Market Manager, rabble rouser | mail@jamesgiles.uk | Musical keyboard Wine glassCat face Rainbow flag Flag of United Kingdom
      New Maldenjamesgiles.ukBorn April 7Joined January 2014


      Andrew Coates

      July 7, 2021 at 6:20 pm

  2. […] enough, the fact that this involved George Galloway which winds up Ipswich Barmy Bolshevik Bloger Comrade Coates no end, is an added […]

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