Friday, February 15, 2008

Absolutely Fabulous: Tories Nick One From Respect


Ted Jeory at the East London Advertiser has a corker. Particularly as this one is a revolutionary socialist of the SWP.

Amazing! I was speculating ten months ago - towards the end of this - about how Respect would manage if they had the opportunity to form an opposition in Tower Hamlets with the Tories ... :

"Respect in Tower Hamlets also need to realise that grown up electoral politics is not quite like a Students Union. When you roll up with a minority motion the main party will generally speaking spike it and deal with their own business. Which may not mean they disagree with that motion. In a year or two Respect could perhaps form a Coalition with the Tories and be in the box seat themselves. I look forward to the revolutionary explanation for that if it happens."

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Note the Tory Fixer, Baby Faced Gavin Barwell, who holds the purse strings for Cashcroft, as predicted some months ago on this site , has come out as the winner
at Croydon Central as Tory PPC.

Chris Paul said...

Very good. That was one of Iain Dale's best mates as I recall?

rupahuq said...

Well I suppose it's possible that he'll turn out to be like Gurcharan Singh and his pals who did a Lab to Con defection in the London Borough of Ealing where they have (a) not been rewarded with cabinet seats and (b) are unlikely to get winnable seats at the next council elections - they represent rock solid Labour Southall wards

Tim Roll-Pickering said...

"Respect in Tower Hamlets also need to realise that grown up electoral politics is not quite like a Students Union."

Rather ironic given the way the "RESPECT" group at Queen Mary, University of London (which is in Tower Hamlets) have actually realised that the Students' Union is a place for grown up serious politics not "RESPECT" style politics, and so given up the fight there.