Respect - the Unity Coalition was formed by George Galloway MP and the Socialist Workers’ Party (SWP) at the beginning of the year. It stood for the first time on June 10.

A "GOOD kicking", a "bloody nose", a "slap in the face" - all the media descriptions of New Labour’s disastrous election results had some reference to being beaten up. They managed to break several records for dreadful results. In the local elections they were the first government ...

"AS ANY inept DIY bodger could tell you, whitewash, applied carefully and thinly will last years. Too thick and it will flake off in no time." (Letter to The Guardian, 29 January)

LAST SUNDAY, 25 January, the founding convention of Respect took place and agreed to launch an electoral campaign across England and Wales, headed by George Galloway MP, for the June European and Greater London Authority elections.

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