[Marxism] American SWP clones to stand 2 candidates in British election

Einde O'Callaghan einde at gmx.de
Thu Mar 31 08:40:55 MST 2005


Communist League launches campaign in UK

BY JONATHAN SILBERMAN
LONDON - The Communist League announced March 19 that it would be 
standing two candidates in the forthcoming general election expected to 
be called on May 5. Peter Clifford, 49, who works in the butchers 
section at Grampian Country Pork Halls will be standing in the Edinburgh 
East constituency; and Celia Pugh, 52, a sewing machinist, will be 
standing in Bethnal Green and Bow in London.
Our campaign presents a working class alternative to the capitalist 
rulers and all their parties - Labour, Tory, Liberal Democrat, and 
Scottish National Party, - said Tony Hunt, a spokesperson of the League 
and co-chair of the London campaign. The other co-chair is Young 
Socialists member James Haywood.

For the rest see: http://www.themilitant.com/2005/6913/691361.html

I should point out that these 2 seats arre already being contested by 
left-wing socialist candidates. The Scottish Socialist Party is 
contesting the Edinburgh East as it is doing in all Scottish seats. And 
RESPECT is standing George Galloway, the anti-war MP kicked out of the 
Labour Party, against a government minister in Bethnal Green & Bow. The 
latter is regarded as a seat that could be taken from the government, 
which would be a massive blow for Blair. The CL decision can only be put 
down to sectarian lunacy. They'll be lucky to get a vote in three figures.

Einde O'Callaghan




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