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George Galloway sees Labour “Spies” off with “their Blood Running Cold.”

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Labour “Spies” Seen Off with “their blood running cold.”

Here is more of this little operation.

After the collapse of Respect there were rumours that George Galloway had dusted off an old project and was about to produce “Dusty Springfield, the musical.” “It will not be just about her musical talent but her whole journey through life, her sexuality. It won’t shirk from any of that.”

Instead the talented entertainer turned his hand to writing children’s books, writing this much-loved classic, “Red Molucca: The Good Pirate.”

The matinee idol has never been far away from his star turns on Celebrity Big Brother. Galloway has kept his hand in with the variety shows Sputnik and The Mother of All Talkies. Word was that an appearance on Desert Island discs was imminent; people were already queuing up to fund a life-long trip to a remote Pacific isle.

Yet the Man in the Fedora has always hankered after the glory days at the centre of national politics, the time as the Green Shirts MP for Bow Bells, and the epic that he led, as charismatic figure-head of the Bradford Spring.

Ally of Nigel Farage and the Brexit Party in the 2019 European Elections, Galloway was the Leader of All for Unity in the 2021 Holyrood Elections in Scotland. That alliance with the progressive British bourgeoisie (er, Tories), in the cause of national sovereignty, was thwarted by jealousy in high places. 2021 Scottish Parliament election George Galloway, South Scotland All for Unity 5,521, 6th, 1,5% of the vote may have played a part

At the Scottish Parliament election, All for Unity failed to win a single seat

Election 2021 23,2990.90 / 560 / 129

 7th Not in parliament

Undaunted by his third place in the more recent (2021) Batley and Spen by-election the dapper gent, with his supporters in the Workers Party of Britain, and the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) are building a red base in this Yorkshire area.

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Mr Galloway is charging £25 per message.

Written by Andrew Coates

September 15, 2021 at 11:06 am

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  1. All I can say to the poor LP Regional Officers who had to sit through this festival of parodic self-praise is ” I salute their courage, their strength, their indefatigability”. No mention of how the “Mother of all Electoral Court Appeals” was going, I assume ?

    David Walsh

    September 15, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    • No word at all. Trawling though the fringes one finds this rival,

      The emergence of the Workers Party led by George Galloway has been particularly interesting. They have been attempting to outflank Labour from the left (on economics at least), and their mission statement dismisses Jeremy Corbyn’s (alleged) capitulation on many key issues like Trident and NATO. Their mission statement declares that:

      ‘Thousands of committed and well-intentioned socialists are distraught and disillusioned with their experiences inside the Labour party’.

      The Batley and Spen by-election was the party’s first real attempt to challenge the two-party system, but Galloway came up short with 22 per cent of the vote. Labour narrowly held the seat, winning by just 323 votes. This should be a wake-up call to a party that has held the seat comfortably since 1997.

      However, of all the parties now emerging to challenge the two-party system, the most likely to make an impact is the Breakthrough Party. The Breakthrough Party was launched in January 2021 by Alex Mays. Once a fan of Labour and Jeremy Corbyn, Mays launched The Breakthrough Party to challenge the two-party system. Breakthrough has three main goals:

      Unite and empower our communities to take on the establishment & challenge the political status quo.
      Make local and national politics more representative.
      Fight for an equal, fair, and just society.
      In my conversation with Mays, he emphasised the desire to become a bottom-up party that’s focused on the grassroots. It’s a cliche, but one that could ring true and garner support if they are to actually pursue this as a way forward.

      https://www.shoutoutuk.org/2021/09/14/capitalism-is-not-the-enemy-the-uk-needs-a-breakthrough-party/

      A Labour councillor has defected to an up-and-coming political party. The move may not be a surprise given Keir Starmer’s woeful leadership. But it does show how the new political party is already resonating with people.

      Enter Breakthrough
      As The Canary previously reported, the Breakthrough Party launched in January 2021. Alex Mays founded it. You can read all about Breakthrough here. But as Mays told The Canary……

      https://www.thecanary.co/trending/2021/08/18/labour-just-lost-a-councillor-but-its-a-breakthrough-for-another-party/

      Andrew Coates

      September 15, 2021 at 1:04 pm

  2. Reblogged this on A Riverside View and commented:
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    Kevin Algar

    September 15, 2021 at 12:43 pm

  3. An almost entirely Muslim male audience. Nothing wrong with that of course but the Workers Party GB just seems to be a rehash of Respect built around the personality of George Galloway (who isn’t getting any younger). This time the CPGB-ML substitutes for the SWP.

    IainF

    September 15, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    • The words tragedy, first and then ‘farce” come to mind….

      Andrew Coates

      September 15, 2021 at 7:13 pm

  4. What on earth do the “Workers Party GB” (aka the CPB-ML) get out of prostrating themselves before the Ego in a Fedora?

    Jim Denham

    September 15, 2021 at 6:16 pm

  5. Andrew Coates

    September 16, 2021 at 7:46 am

  6. Just stumbled across this interesting account of the Galloway/CPGB-ML romance – obviously written by a Stalinist but well worth a read: https://communistpartyofgreatbritainhistory.wordpress.com/2021/07/05/galloway-cpgb-ml/

    Jim Denham

    September 16, 2021 at 8:42 am

    • I appreciate the link to the Galloway piece but, for the record, I am not a Stalinist, even in the sense of medieval nominalism. Trotsky is one of my enduring intellectual heroes (despite my many criticisms) and I think it would have been an excellent thing if the proletariat had put the heads of Soviet bureaucrats on some long spikes sometime around 1929 in alliance with the world revolution.

      therottenelements

      September 17, 2021 at 12:05 pm

      • Rotter,

        I have linked to your very useful articles a number of times and have mentioned your political background, which is there for all to see on your, appreciated, site!

        Andrew Coates

        September 17, 2021 at 12:53 pm

        • Hi Andrew, yes, I’m aware of and appreciate your links. I just wanted to correct the above comment.

          therottenelements

          September 17, 2021 at 1:03 pm


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