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More Borders Northern Independence Party at 6% in One Poll.

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6%ers Nip says, ” The Conservatives are now pushing a more progressive agenda than the Labour Party”.

The More Borders Party, the Whippets are cock-a-hoop, or whatever the canine brethren do when they are happy.

The far-right Express says,

Hartlepool set to stun Labour as Northern Independence Party could split vote

HARTLEPOOL is set to stun Labour as the region’s Northern Independence Party (NIP) looks set to snatch away some of the left-leaning vote.

Leaders of the newly-formed Northern Independence Party (NIP) argue that their candidate is the only “left wing vote” in the upcoming by-election, as the Tories are now “more progressive” than Labour, according to Politics Home.

Former Labour MP Thelma Walker, who previously represented Colne Valley from 2017 to 2019, is running for NIP.

Critics of the new party say that it risks splitting the vote in favour of Tory candidate Jill Mortimer.

But NIP sees things differently.

The Party’s interim vice chair Meredith Knowles told Politics Home that NIP is the only credible alternative to the two main parties.

She said: “We’re not splitting the vote, we are the left vote.

“The Conservatives are now pushing a more progressive agenda than the Labour Party.

“We’re the left wing vote if you want to stick to your values.

There is one slight problem. The chortles of glee that come at ever poor that does Labour down, every article by former leftists who have deserted to the more borders cause – this equally applies to the Scottish More Frontiers left who back the SNP – are on thing. But you cannot gloss over who the people they are helping: the Conservative Party.

A telephone poll of 517 people –

Have you even in your puff seen a blighter, Swindon, with the gall to claim they are on the left to come out with this kind of stuff – below?

“If you’re in Hartlepool, I would urge you to vote for the independent socialist candidate, Thelma Walker, who is backed by the Northern Independence Party. “

Written by Andrew Coates

May 4, 2021 at 2:55 pm

Northern Independence Party Fails to Register as Political Party for Hartlepool Election.

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May be a Twitter screenshot of 1 person and text that says "NPP Unregistered @FreeNort... 3h BREAKING: The Rules of the Game (1/2) The EC will not be registering our party in time for the election. Disappointing but the system can often feel difficult for outsiders. So, whatever, we'll just stand our candidates as NIP Independents. 102 1 341 1,000 Mikey Walsh @thatbloodyMikey Replying to @FreeNorthNow Many Strings would have been pulled to make sure this didn't happen. 19:10 08 Apr 21 Twitter Web App 2 Retweets 2 Quote Tweets 85 Likes"

More Borders Party Want to Run an Independent County.

The full list of candidates standing to be Hartlepool’s new MP has been published.

People will vote on 6 May after the by-election was triggered by the resignation of Labour’s Mike Hill last month.

These are the candidates (listed alphabetically by surname):

  • David Bettney, Social Democratic Party
  • The Incredible Flying Brick, The Official Monster Raving Loony Party
  • Hilton Dawson, The North East Party
  • Gemma Evans, Women’s Equality Party
  • Rachel Sara Featherstone, The Green Party
  • Adam Gaines, Independent
  • Andrew Michael Hagon, Liberal Democrat
  • Steve Jack, Freedom Alliance, No Lockdowns, No Curfews
  • Chris Killick
  • Sam Lee, Independent
  • Claire Martin, Heritage Party
  • Jill Mortimer, Conservative Party
  • John Prescott, Reform UK
  • Thelma Doris Walker, Independent
  • W. Ralph Ward-Jackson, Independent
  • Paul Daniel Williams, Labour Party

There are already theories

May be a Twitter screenshot of text that says "21:43 14% Tweet CV NP Unregistered @FreeNorthNow Replying to @SirNorthington It wasn't incomplete. That was an earlier application that was blocked on the basis of a tiny technicality in the constitution. Which was rectified the same day. But they're not registering us in time. 19:38 08 Apr 21 Twitter Web App 2 Retweets 1 Quote Tweet 49 Likes Starmer @ BSTD2 @SirNort... Replying to @FreeNorthNow 2h Replying to @FreeNorthNow and @SirNorthington Was it the 'anti-zionist' clause? Reply"

Plans for the restoration of the Heptarchy continue:

Written by Andrew Coates

April 9, 2021 at 8:16 am

Revolutionary Defeatism in Hartlepool.

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Rachel Swindon: Corbynista Ultra, Revolutionary Defeatist.

“The Londoncentric Labour simply doesn’t give two hoots for the opinion of the working class northerner. They might be good at platitudes, and if they are it’s probably the only thing they are any good at, but apart from a few damn good socialists, the rest of the Labour Party is an anti-socialist, anti-working class, tool of the establishment, they bear the torch for the metropolitan liberal elite. They are the attacks dogs of the rich and powerful.

We used to just call them “Tories”. Split The Left Vote? Thelma Walker *IS* The Left Vote In Hartlepool

The anti-Labour site, Skwawkbox is revelling in this:

Weasel Walker is spending his last days, that is until his mates in UNITE pull the plug in the midst of the Hotel and Conference Centre scandal that’s erupted, trying to inflict maximum damage on the Labour Party.

Madness, they call it madness…Canary chief chirps up,

One time European leftists back restoration of Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy.

There is one explanation for this pack’s stand:

In this case the crew wishing Labour defeats do not want their own ruling class defeated, they want the party of the labour movement to lose.

They join the red-brown front at Spiked:

Labour deserves to keep losing

Brexit was only its most egregious betrayal of the working-class voters it claims to represent.

This Blog does not wish ill on anybody in this contest but the Tories…

Historical note: The Myth of Lenin’s “Revolutionary Defeatism” Hal Draper.

(1) On the one hand, we have the leading anti-war internationalists like Trotsky and Luxemburg who were against both camps of imperialism in the war; against voting war credits; for irreconcilable class struggle during the war; for transforming the fight against the war into a fight for socialist power; for breaking with the International of the social-patriots of both camps. They counterposed, to the military victory of their own government’s imperialism, the victory of their own working-class struggle for socialism. To the military victory of their own government, they did not counterpose a desire for its military defeat. They counterposed their own socialist solution to any military outcome, victory or defeat, on the plane of the inter-imperialist conflict.

These anti-war socialists were not “defeatists”.

(2) On the other hand, we have tendencies which were for the defeat of their own government and at the same time pro-war on the basis of a position politically identical with that of their fellow social-patriots across the state lines.

But in the case of the position peculiar to Lenin, we have an attempt at a different kind of “defeatism” – one which sought to combine some variety of “defeat of your own government” with the anti-war policy of opposition to both war camps.

Lenin attempted to combine defeatism and an anti-war line.

Note that this is put in a manner precisely opposite that of the Lenin-myth, which has come to paint “defeatism” as the inescapable and necessary expression of anti-war line, which cannot see any problem at all in making such a combination.

Written by Andrew Coates

April 7, 2021 at 11:08 am