Friday, 28 April 2017

Makes You Think, Doesn't It?

A comment on a previous post states:

Yep, in its history the Communist Party of Great Britain got twice as many seats as Ukip has ever got. Makes you think, doesn't it? 

As you have often adumbrated, the Left has delivered the election of Ken Livingstone as Mayor of London in 2000, the election of George Galloway as MP for Bethnal Green and Bow in 2005, Galloway's election as MP for Bradford West in 2012, the election of Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of the Labour Party in 2015, and Corbyn's re-election as Leader of the Labour Party in 2016, mass popular movements in every case.

Through the All-Britain Anti-Poll Tax Federation, Militant brought down Thatcher, as set out in a whole chapter of her memoirs with no pretence that it was somehow about Europe.

The Stop the War Coalition organised by far the biggest demonstration in British history over Iraq and then successfully used social media to force Labour to vote against war in Syria, resulting in the defeat of David Cameron on that issue.

But the Tory Right? It couldn't even get a candidate onto the ballot for Leader, so there was no contest.

And what has Ukip ever delivered? It wasn't even allowed in the official Leave campaign last year. Its swansong today is hardly worth reporting.

The Left, on the other hand, is going strong, with Galloway on course for yet another parliamentary seat come 8th June. You're going to win, too, I reckon.

I sincerely hope so. Please give generously, and please spread the word.

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