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.

NEW LABOUR’S National Executive Committee (NEC) has recommended that Ken Livingstone should be readmitted into the party. That’s just three years after his expulsion in 2000 for standing as an independent mayoral candidate against Labour’s Frank Dobson.

Chris Flood, a Socialist Party member from Lewisham won a council by-election in his area yesterday winning a stunning 32% of the vote. He joins Ian Page, the other Socialist Party councillor on the local council. The Socialist Party now has the same number of councillors as the Tories on the local council!

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