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Chris Williamson Praises ‘Inspirational’ Joti Brar, Calls for Unions to Defund Labour…

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Joti Brar (@joti2gaza) | Twitter

“Great to share a platform with the inspirational @joti2” (left in photo)- Chris Williamson.

The passion between George Galloway and the micro-Stalinist Communist Party of Great Britain, (M-L) (the word is not abuse, the founder of the groupuscule, Harel Brar, is a proud member of the Stalin Society) has blossomed in the last few years. The ‘party’ essentially make up the cadre of the red-brown Workers Party of Britian.

Historians of the labour movement have written up the story.

Galloway and the CPGB-ML: notes on a romance.

the CPGB-ML are loyal foot soldiers of Galloway in the Workers Party of Britain (WPB), so it would be interesting to know what the Brars now think of this 2004 characterisation of their new leader. This relationship is not being squirrelled away by the WPB. Joti Brar is deputy leader of the WPB and according to its website: “The Communists [the new branding of the CPGB-ML] have a long history of working with George on various issues. In 2019, The Communists stood alone with George on many questions, not least the defence of the Brexit referendum result and opposition to Labour’s treachery on this question… The Workers Party wants communists to play an active role, and we’re appealing to British workers, whether they have formerly been in the Brexit Party, UKIP, the Labour Party, a socialist organisation or none, to get involved with and build this party.”[2]

True love blossoms

George Galloway, the CPGB(ML) and 9/11.

John Rogan.

Bastions of US Imperialism Crumble –

“For the millions who never thought it would be possible to wreak vengeance on the all-powerful United States aggressors for the suffering inflicted on them and on those they loved, the success of the attacks on the most powerful symbols of US financial and military might has been a matter for great satisfaction and even joy.

Now it seems that another suitor of the CPGB (M-L) has appeared. Chris Williamson is courting the favours Jodi Brar, daughter of Harpal, now Vice Chair of the CPGB (M-L) and also Deputy Leader of Galloway’s ‘Workers Party’ of Britain.

“Great to share a platform with the inspirational @joti2gaza

The mutual love-in continues,

The CPGB-ML opposes Trotskyismsocial democracydemocratic socialism and what they term revisionist (including Khruschevite) parties. In 1995 former CPGB-ML chairman Harpal Brar published a book called Social Democracy: The Enemy Within.

More madness, they call it madness! from Joidi’s Joint,

Written by Andrew Coates

September 19, 2021 at 2:47 pm

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.

Latest: you can’t keep an old Trouper down,

Controversial politician George Galloway sells personalised video messages – a year on from wanting to be Rutherglen MP

9th of September.

Mr Galloway is charging £25 per message.

Written by Andrew Coates

September 15, 2021 at 11:06 am

Brexit: Autumn of Anguish as Shortages Grow.

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As Autumn Comes Brexit Backers Squirm.

London, Burning by Anthony Quinn (2021) is a novel about the final years of the 1970s, the end of an era. The principal threads are about Vicky Tress a young policewoman who gets involved with the Bent Coppers scandal, . Hannah Strode a youthful reporter, Callum Conlan is an Irish academic and writer who gets accused of involvement with the IRA, and Freddie Selves a theatre producer putting on a musical based on the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. Thatcher’s (fictional) shadow home secretary, ‘Anthony Middleton’, gives the book an even serious political player edge. Quinn lays on period atmosphere with a trowel, the Bomb Squad, Punk, and (this is a distant memory…) Silk Cut from cigarette machines in pubs. As Margaret Thatcher’s fortunes rise, the fin-de-régime, Labour government of James Callaghan is shaken by an endless series of strikes, the Winter of Discontent.

Following strikes by refuse workers Callum “was becoming so used to the ight of uncollected rubbish in the street” that he barely notice it. He couldn’t remember when the bin men had gone on strike. London had always seemed to him untidy and litter-strewn; but this something else, a towering rubbish dump that choked the pavements and stank to high heaven.”

The Winter of Discontent (1978 -9) was also marked by a Lorry Drivers’ Strike,

In Kingston upon Hull, striking hauliers were able to blockade the city’s two main roads effectively enough to control what goods were allowed into and out of the city, and companies made their case to their own nominal employees to get past the barricades. Newspaper headlines likened the situation to a siege, and the Battle of Stalingrad; fears that food supplies would also be impacted fuelled panic buying. Such coverage often exaggerated the reach of the strikers, which served both their interest and their employers’.[33] It also helped the Conservatives disseminate “Stepping Stones”‘ arguments about unionism out of control to the public; letters to the editor across the country reflected a growing public anger with the unions

Lorry drivers are again at the centre of the news…..

Bin collection within 24 local councils has been disrupted due to self-isolation rules and a lack of workers to drive the lorries.

Local government leaders have called on the home secretary Priti Patel to relax immigration rules for heavy goods vehicle drivers to ease the disruption.

Independent.

Will this Autumn of Anguish be followed by a new Winter of Discontent?

UK faces two year ‘perfect storm’ of Brexit and Covi and…

d staff shortages

LBC.  EJ Ward.

A “perfect storm” of Brexit and Covid staff shortages which could last for two more years, a leading business group warned last night.

A “perfect storm” caused by Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic has left businesses battling shortages of lorry drivers, waiters, chefs and construction workers, according to the Confederation of British Industry, which represents 190,000 companies.

Director general Tony Danker warned that the “acute” skills shortages will extend into yet more industries and may not resolve themselves until 2023.

Hundreds of thousands of overseas workers, who left Britain during the pandemic, have stayed abroad while others left in the wake of stricter immigration rules following Brexit

Arch-Confusionniste Paul Embery is not shaken:

Brexit-bashing tweet ruthlessly mocked after ‘middle-class’ food shortages claim ‘Bonkers’

Brexit Denialists out today:

Written by Andrew Coates

September 6, 2021 at 2:00 pm