Euroelections 2014: South East Region

May 2024 Forums World Socialist Movement Euroelections 2014: South East Region

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  • #99471
    ALB
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    Someone said at the EC Meeting yesterday that he liked this as an election broadcast:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iulqp9xlCFg

    #99472
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    ALB wrote:
    Someone said at the EC Meeting yesterday that he liked this as an election broadcast:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iulqp9xlCFg

     I have come across this before. Great stuff! I just love the way the constitution is invoked (8.07)   

    #99473
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    In addition to the video referred to on another thread, which will be used as a Party Election Broadcast in Wales, the Party will also be contesting the South East England region with a full party list of ten candidates.Six constituencies have been targetted in the region for postal leaflet distribution:CanterburyMaidstone & The WealdBrighton PavilionSouthampton TestReading WestOxford West & Abingdon

    #99474
    ALB
    Keymaster

    At about 50,000 letter boxes per constituency we'll be printing at least 300,000 leaflets. More in fact, since we'll be printing some for door-to-door distrubution by members and sympathisers outside these areas. And if we contest Wales, Swansea branch have said that, as well as the election broadcast, they'd want at least one Swansea consistency covered by the free postal distribution. So that's another 50,000.It will be a challenging logistical task to get them to the various post offices, sorted by postcode, but worth it of course. Spreading socialist ideas is what we are about.

    #99475
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Can i suggest that some thought is given to drafting in members, offering board and lodgings and travel expenses. As an ex-mail-worker and having experience of the RM election mail-out during the Livingston by-election, i suggest somebody keeps a watchful eye on the process and is ready to complain if things go awry. And what about some illicit fly-posting for those younger members and sympathisers of fleet-foot wanting some adrenaline-rush direct action?Also raised before is the problem of getting info to the postal voters in time. Any suggestions on how it can be resolved?All the best and good to see early planning in action. 

    #99476
    ALB
    Keymaster

    The list of 10 candidates has now been adopted (all bar one living in the Region). So as to make our position clear in what threatens  to be an xenophobic campaign, as well as our full name the description "WORLD SOCIALIST MOVEMENT" will appear on the ballot paper.We have also decided to have more than twice as many election leaflets distributed free by Royal Mail than originally envisaged. So in addition to Southampton, Brighton, Reading, Oxford, Canterbury and Maidstone, we are looking at covering other towns such as Portsmouth, Dover, Hastings, Crawley, Slough and Milton Keynes.Other areas such as Basingstoke, Guildford and parts of Surrey and Sussex will be covered by door-to-door distribution by members and sympathisers. In fact any member or sympathiser living in the area outside the towns we intend to cover by the free postal distribution is welcome to ask for leaflets to hand out where they live.There are 4 million royal mail "delivery points" in the area. We plan to cover over 700,000 or about 18 percent.The South East Region is the biggest in the country and is in fact bigger than many EU member states (for example Ireland, let alone the Baltic States, Cyprus, Malta, etc).A final decision has also been taken to contest the Wales Region where we will be presenting a full list of 4 candidates (all from Wales), the main aim being to get a Party Election Broadcast on television there. The campaign there is being run by our Swansea Branch.

    #99477
    ALB
    Keymaster
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    A final decision has also been taken to contest the Wales Region where we will be presenting a full list of 4 candidates (all from Wales), the main aim being to get a Party Election Broadcast on television there. The campaign there is being run by our Swansea Branch.

    Looks as if we'll be up against the Scargill Labour Party, at least in Wales:http://www.socialist-labour-party.org.uk/eurocampaign.htmlI don't think there's much danger of confusion as, while we will be emphasising the world-wide nature of socialism, they have jumped on the anti-immigration bandwagon:

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    we have seen the uncontrollable economic migration between EU member states lead to a stagnation of the minimum wage here.
    #99478
    steve colborn
    Participant

    Yup, one can rely on the state-capitalist, little Englander mentality of these buffoons to balls up the real meaning and intent of Socialism/Communism. Or are they little Englanders, or just appealling to everyones various bigotries to get votes? Everything to everybody.  How can so called internationalist parties be anti immigration? These immigrants are our fellow workers, nothing more, nothing less. Not pawns to be used on an electoral chess board!Our working class brethren must lead really sheltered lives, if they can misconstrue our message, with that of the Stalinists, Leninists and Trots et al.

    #99479
    ALB
    Keymaster

    Another of our opponents in this election:http://libertygb.org.uk/v1/index.php/home/root/news-libertygb/6237-the-campaign-starts-here-paul-weston-for-mepThese people make UKIP look tame.

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    Most importantly, they will be presenting to voters Liberty GB's demand for the complete removal of Islam from Britain and Europe

     They seem to be a breakaway from the BNP. Anybody know anything more about them?

    #99480
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    http://www.searchlightmagazine.com/blogs/searchlight-blog/liberty-it-isn%E2%80%99t I won't bother linking to the blog that called Liberty GB zionist and pro-homosexuality. 

    #99481
    ALB
    Keymaster

    I went to a meeting of election agents in Southampton yesterday and I can now understand why the three from Liberty GB asked if their home addresses would be published. The answer was "yes". One of them, incidentally, was an Italian with a vote in Italy. So, the word "fascist" can be properly applied in their case.Besides the Tories, LibDems, Labour, Green and UKIP, other opponents represented there were the English Delocrats, the Peace Party and a new not-yet registered party the "Harmony Party".The Peace Party stood last time (and got 9,500 votes).I have my doubts that the Harmony Party list will materialise as their represenhtative, an ageing hippy from Hastings, didn't seem all that au fait with the procedures to be followed. They might even been a front for some way-out sect. Be that as it may, there was an expression of disharmony in the leaflet he gave me:

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    Charity begins at home. British jobs for Black & White workers.

    As opposed to the BNP's "British jobs for White British Workers". Come to think of it, "British Jobs for Black and White British workers" is what No2EU (soon, hopefully, to be defunct) and the Scargill Labour Party in effect stand for. No indication whether these two parties will be standing as they did last time.

    #99482
    jondwhite
    Participant

    SLP claim they are contesting herehttp://www.socialist-labour-party.org.uk/eurocampaign.html

    #99483
    ALB
    Keymaster

    I saw that too but will they raise the £65,000 and will they be able to get the administrative work done? We'll see.Just had a look at the No2EU site and they (or rather the late Bob Crow) call on workers to vote for them but don't say where they will be standing. Once again, we'll see. I see Militant are supporting them (usurping our name) but they'll be concentrating on the local elections the same day under the TUSC name.

    #99484
    ALB
    Keymaster

    Here's a map of the South East Euro Region whose more than 6 million electors will have a chance to vote for socialism if that's what they want.

    #99485
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    jondwhite wrote:
    SLP claim they are contesting herehttp://www.socialist-labour-party.org.uk/eurocampaign.html

     Are you sure this is not UKIP  

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