General Election 2017 campaign

June 2024 Forums World Socialist Movement General Election 2017 campaign

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    maxhess
    Participant

    Further to my previous, what happened is the BBC's political correspondent Iain Watson stated in Tuesday's PM programme the following:“The Socialist Party, which includes ex-members of the Militant Tendency, they contacted me to say Jeremy Corbyn had been too right wing and they used one of the gravest insults in their lexicon. ‘He wasn’t a socialist, but a reformist’. Strong words indeed.”This can be heard at about 6:45secs into the programme on Tuesday here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08p5l4dIain Watson had wrongly assumed tweets sent to him from our Twitter account had come from Militant.Presumably Militant (or someone else) complained, and the correction/clarification was given in next day's PM programme, as referred to above.Max

    #126979
    ALB
    Keymaster

    That's the way it should be. Them complaining not us.

    #126980

    Indeed, after I get my nomination papers in today, I shall be sending a letter tothe local press saying the Socialist Party will be standing against Jeremy Corbyn in Islington North: let them issue the retractions.

    #126981
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    A number of comrades and friends have already agreed to attend Head Office this coming Monday, 15 May from around midday in order to discover which activities are required in order to assist the party:1) with regard to electoral activity in the run-up to the General Election,2) to examine what support may be available for the day-to-day running of Head Office, and3) to prepare, in the near future, a plan of action to deal with the anticipated 'flood' of enquiries following our publication insert advertising campaign which should kick-off from June.We hope you will be able to pop along, even briefly, to help us in any way you think you can and to assist us in drawing up rotas so as to achieve these ends.We realise that many of you will be unable to attend on Monday either because of the short notice, prior commitments or distance.However, you may well be able to assist on subsequent occasions.Anyone requiring further information should phone 07973 142701

    #126982
    ALB
    Keymaster

    We now know who our opponents are. In Islington North, where Corbyn is standing, there are 9 of them including him:http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/politics/general-election-2017-record-number-of-islington-north-candidates-standing-against-jeremy-corbyn-1-5014369In Battersea we have 6 opponents: the usual suspects (Labour, Tory, Liberal, Green and UKIP) plus an Independent.In Swansea West it's also 6: Labour, Tory, Liberal, Green, UKIP and, of course, Plaid Cymru.

    #126983

    Quickly, gotta run @SPGBNLB campaign twitter account.

    #126984
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Danny's interview today on BBC2 has been brought forward by five minutes.  Better switch on at 12.30pm. 

    #126985
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    I'm sure we can all give our tuppence worth in how we would have dealt with the questions on Daily Politics but i think we all have a core message to offer. Danny has his…socialism as the human family angle which i think resonates very well but he could only offer it at the tail-end of the interview and was pressed for time.Danny did a lot better than i would have and a lot other members, tooPolly Tonybee touched on the early christian communism and coincidentally one of members in on Libcom, participating in a healthy constructive debate on that exact topic.  

    #126986
    jondwhite
    Participant

    Here's a cliphttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p052qkp1I see we're on the landing page for the Daily Politics toohttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mjxb

    #126987
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    At least one person has joined the SPGB's Facebook group as a result of watching Danny's interview today.

    #126988

    We had three enquiries immediately after the broadcast direct to Head Office email asking for more information . One wrote:

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    Just seen a member of your party on the daily politics. Well done to him. He came across well. Just a shame that a so called impartial programme and ignorant people have to share the air waves. Is your party based on the work Jacque Fresco promotes and if not do you share the same future as what he would like to see unfold? If so i would be interested in joining your party.
    #126989
    ALB
    Keymaster
    Young Master Smeet wrote:
    Quickly, gotta run @SPGBNLB campaign twitter account.

    Easier to find directly here:https://twitter.com/SPGBNLB

    #126990
    Anonymous
    Inactive

     Here is a link to the entire seven minute clip of Danny Lambert being interviewed on the Daily Politics show http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p052qkp1Who said standing at election was a waste of time.Well done, comrades 

    #126991
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Yesterday's Daily Politics interview can now be watched on this website.http://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/video/socialist-party-bbc-daily-politics-12th-may-2017

    #126992
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    The expression on their faces says it all…

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