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Galloway’s Red-Brown Front Meeting Attended by Chinese Counsellor Wang Qi and Morning Star International Editor, Steve Sweeney.

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Galloway’s Meeting: Social Imperialists Steve Sweeney and Speakers from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China; Counsellors Wang Qi and Kong Xiangwen.

George Galloway leads the Workers Party of Britain, ” “the working-class patriotic alternative to fake woke anti-British ‘Labour”. In a Tweet the day after Mrs Brabin’s election win Galloway Tweeted “The Workers Party GB will be contesting the Batley and Spen parliamentary by-election as the patriotic working-class alternative to #StarmerMustGo. We fought for Brexit we fought for the Union. “We will fight to unite all communities, for the working people of all backgrounds.” (12th of May 2021) Galloway gained 8,264 votes (21.9%) and came in third.

Galloway helped found the anti-Scottish independence group, All for Unity which got this result in 2021.

ElectionRegionalTotal seats+/–RankGovernment
Votes%Seats
202123,2990.90 / 560 / 129Steady 7thNot in parliament

The WPB’s mixture of patriotism, a strain of Blue Labour politics centred on pro-Brexit anti EU politics, is mixed with the ‘marxism-leninism’ of his key cadres who are members of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist). Founded by Harpal Brar, this body has links to the Stalin Society. Brar’s daughter Joti, is the deputy leader of the WPB. Perhaps confusionist would be a better description of this mixture than classical red-brown: a confused blend of nationalist rhetoric, sovereigntist policies, coloured by gestures about the values of the ‘real’ working class abandoned by the Labour Party woke elite.

The WPB’s ‘class politics’ includes campaigning against low-traffic areas in comfortably off Kings Heath Birmingham.

Workers party hosts popular rally against LTN scheme in Birmingham (August 2021)

An excellent example of socialists connecting with the community in order to advance their interests and raise their understanding.

The Workers Party of Britain’s Birmingham branch held a well-attended rally on Saturday 5 June in newly pedestrianised York Road. This short road is said to be one of the main beneficiaries of the Birmingham low-traffic neighbourhood (LTN) scheme, as it transforms what is typically a wet side street into a veritable Venice Beach.

Well-endowed with trendy cafe and micropub life (priced so as to exclude working-class customers), York Road is at the centre of Kings Heath, a suburb situated three miles from Birmingham city centre, and the scheme is being touted by the city council as a local ‘first step’ in solving the world’s climate crisis.

A demonstration against cafe life might seem an unusual preoccupation for socialists. After all, on those rare sunny occasions, the ability to stand about in the street drinking beer or coffee is a welcome change in a country not famed for its street life, but in general the Birmingham passeggiata is decidedly unlike that enjoyed by Florentine residents.

This is their result in that ward in May 2022.

Barker David SeánLabour and Co-operative Party2769
Bevin PhilWorkers Party – Birmingham111
Cox Patrick Hugo AnthonyGreen Party615
Hudson MarkIndependent485
Hussain AsiaLocal Conservatives968
Mullaney Martin James PaulLiberal Democrats1093
Stanley ChrisLiberal Democrats802
Trickett Lisa StephanieLabour and Co-operative Party2704
Voigt Astrid Gisela MargareteGreen Party488
Whitby Harvey StuartLocal Conservatives850
Wilson Lauren ElisseWorkers Party – Birmingham120

Joti Brar has her own conspiracy themes, an infallible sign of red-brownism.

The Morning Star International Editor and the Chinese Embassy are obviously impressed enough by Galloway’s outfit’s performance to attend this rally.

Written by Andrew Coates

May 9, 2022 at 1:27 pm

Workers Party of Britain (George Galloway) Sides with Putin’s Butchers of the Ukrainian People.

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Workers Party of Britain (Galloway, Canal Historique), “Sleepy Joe the puppet master unleashes a n@zi supporting, crazy, killer clown puppet on his own people. 8 years in the making, funded by NATO & the EU.

The term micro-party, we learn, has been employed in Australian English for some time, “micro party/ˈmaɪkrəʊ pɑːrti/(Australian English)

  1. a small political party, especially one focusing on a single issue.

July 8, 2016

Election 2016 reveals the end of the rusted-on voter and the death of the two-party system

Dennis AltmanLa Trobe University

“With voters turning away from the two major parties and towards the Greens and micro-parties, it may be time to rethink our entire electoral system.”

In France the term often refers to small groups which are effectively satellites of other parties, part of their broad fronts, “In France, a micro-party is often an emanation of another party, but it is smaller than the party from which it emanates. From the point of view of law, a micro-party is a political party like the others, that is to say subject to the same obligation. ” In 2008 there were 296 political parties in France, in 2021  579, a hefty proportion of which are micro parties.

If in the past most of these bodies acted as antennae/allies/front for major political organisations and had little independent life, things have rather changed in recent years, with for example, one-time Macron Prime Minster Édouard Philippe’s own little band, Horizons, legally a political party, 3,000 members though many local representatives and 17 MPs affiliated, falling out with Emmanuel Macon’s “movement/rally”, (“La République En Marche! considers every person who submits identification information (date of birth, email, full address and telephone number) and adheres to the party’s charter to be an adherent. Unlike other political parties, it does not require adherents to make a monetary donation”.). The French President has announced, by fiat, to the broad front that brings together the different “parties” of his wider supporters, “Maison commune”, that they will not get the LREM support to stand in any constituency, “Aucune circonscription pour Horizons, ce sont des cons !“.

In Britain micro-parties have emerged in recent years, largely on the self-identifying left. Distinct from classic left wing groups, (sometimes called by their opponents ‘sects’) these groups are distinguished by standing for elections, local, and Parliamentary. ‘Minor’ parties include the Northern Independence Party (the NIPs), the Breakthrough Party and (as an electoral front) the Trade Union and Socialist Coalition). Arthur Scargill’s Socialist Labour Party maintains a phantom existence, a few councillors it is said, and is busy raving on the Ukraine,

Russia v. Ukraine. Why should governments sanction Russia and not Israel?

When the leaders of governments meet to discuss the Russian v Ukraine Conflict they must agree to impose the same sanctions against Israel for its invasion and occupation of the lands of Palestine and Syria and its ongoing military attacks on the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights and the Sinai Peninsula and withdraw from all areas it has occupied since 1967.

Unless the governments who meet without taking the same sanctions against Israel that it is taking against the Russian Republic it will stand accused of being involved as the mercenaries from 14 Countries who fought against the Soviet Union in and after 1917.

Arthur Scargill

Leader Socialist Labour Party.

President National Union of Mineworkers 1982-2002

Which brings us to the Workers Party of Britain. It’s origins lie in the Socialist Labour Party (SLP) “In 2004, a purge of a Marxist-Leninist faction, the previously external Association of Communist Workers, over the issue of relations with North Korea, led to the formation of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist–Leninist).

The CPGB (M-L) form the backbone, if that’s the word for a hysterical gang of red-browners, of George Galloway’s Workers Party of Britain. They are standing candidates in Thursday’s local election – already cited on reliable sources, such as this Blog.. Dig this “Last hope for Change”.

This is the stuff they are currently pushing.

Is it not time to say: No Platform for Red-Browners!

Written by Andrew Coates

May 3, 2022 at 5:30 pm

Galloway: Back to the Courts to Sue Twitter?

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Galloway is in one his usual flaps. His alliance with Tories and odds and sods in Scotland, All for Unity, a Scottish party he founded to support British unionism won 0,9% of the vote in the 2021 Scottish Parliament election, where it captured 0.9% of the vote. Many of his old friends, like trusty lap-dog Kevin Ovenden, and the leaders of the Sop the War Coalition, such as Lindsey German, do not mention him these days. But in the 2021 Batley and Spen by-election. Galloway came third with 21.8% of the vote, and got the backing of Chris Williamson, (who is now a supporter of the Socialist Party backed Trade Union and Socialist Coalition) and his own micro-party the Workers Party of Britain, largely run by the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist). Galloway said he would challenge the outcome of the election in court, as he said lies were told about him during the election campaign.

But…

More recently the Alliance 4 Unity Party collapsed,

George Galloway’s All for Unity party collapses amid upset over RT programme

GEORGE Galloway’s Unionist party has fallen apart after the former MP continued to present on the Kremlin-linked RT following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Since 2019, Galloway has been the presenter of The Mother of All Talk Shows on the Russian-owned Radio Sputnik channel. He also contributes to Kremlin-linked RT.

In the midst of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Galloway continued to appear on and create content on these platforms. In a statement, he said the invasion of the country was not “what I wanted to see”, but blamed it on “pumping Ukraine full of Nato weapons”.

In a series of tweets, A4U’s former leader Blackett, an Eton-educated former soldier, accused Galloway of making comments that were “wrong and counter-productive” regarding the invasion, and explained that the party would be disbanding.

Today we learn this:

Former MP George Galloway has threatened to sue Twitter after it labelled his account “Russian state-affiliated media”.

The controversial ex-politician and talk radio host denied he worked for Russian media and threatened legal action against the social media giant unless the designation was removed.

Since 2019, Galloway has been the presenter of The Mother of All Talk Shows on the Russian-owned Radio Sputnik channel.

He has also regularly contributed to Kremlin-linked Russia Today, which was rebranded as RT and presented ‘Sputnik: Orbiting the world with George Galloway’ each week with his wife Gayatri

In the midst of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Galloway continued to appear on and create content on these platforms.

In a statement, he said the invasion of the country was not “what I wanted to see”, but blamed it on “pumping Ukraine full of Nato weapons”.

However, last month Ofcom revoked the broadcast licence RT, amidst 29 ongoing investigations by the watchdog into the impartiality of the broadcaster’s coverage of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The regulatory body found that it was not “fit and proper to hold a licence in the UK”, due to the tight links between RT and the Russian Federation.

Former First Minister Alex Salmond also had a regular programme on RT since 2017.

However, the Alba party leader suspended his show following the start of the conflict, stating the suspension would last until “peace is re-established” in Ukraine.

Reacting to his Twitter bio label, Mr Galloway, Tweeted :”Dear @TwitterSupport I am not “Russian State Affiliated media”. I work for NO #Russian media. I have 400,000 followers.

“I’m the leader of a British political party and spent nearly 30 years in the British parliament. If you do not remove this designation I will take legal action.”

He later removed links to RT’s twitter page and to those of Sputnik.

Written by Andrew Coates

April 6, 2022 at 6:58 pm