March 15, 2019 at 11:17 am #184506
Last November TUSC decided that it was not going to contest any more election for the time being. This was because since the death of Bob Crow the RMT union was no longer prepared to support this. The SPEW representatives said that they would contest elections “under a different banner”. It remains to be seen if they will, though they have announced that they will be standing a candidate for mayor of Leicester in the elections in May.
They also contested a council by-election in Southampton yesterday caused by the resignation of a breakaway Labour councillor sympathetic to TUSC. Their candidate finished 4th of 8 candidates behind Labour, Tory and Lib Dems with 368 votes (14%).
Their “different banner” was not SPEW but “Socialist Alternative”, the name they are registered with at the Electoral Commission which refused to register them as the “Socialist Party” because we were already registered.
We will be contesting the May local elections, in Folkestone. More details later.March 16, 2019 at 12:53 pm #184520
This group are on my Twitter account page as suggestions to follow.
I was going to follow and tell them about this great news. Legally, we are registered as the Socialist Party with the Electoral Commission.
I just thought to report them instead. See what Twitter do?
I have informed Twitter about this group. I used the Party Email address.March 16, 2019 at 10:05 pm #184538
Twitter have contacted us but we will need to know exactly what you said to them if you can email this to head office.March 17, 2019 at 11:14 pm #184567
Hi I’ve just seen your reply. I have now just sent you an email.
March 23, 2019 at 9:22 am #184673
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Here is Twitter’s reply. It is what we expected:
Hello, We’ve investigated the reported account and have determined that it is not in violation of Twitter’s impersonation policy. In order for an account to be in violation of the policy, it must portray another person or business in a misleading or deceptive manner. Read the full policy here: https://support.twitter.com/articles/18366 Thank you for your report, and please note that any documents you may have uploaded will be deleted. Twitter SupportMarch 23, 2019 at 1:11 pm #184675
Thanks for this.
I have been told that the account is dominant.
No loss, we got in before Militant, with the Electoral Commission, thankfully.
If Militant, or whatever banner they call themselves stand candidates at Election time, they cannot use the Party name, Socialist Party.March 23, 2019 at 3:11 pm #184676Matthew CulbertKeymaster
Their website does say Socialist Party England and Wales and (Formerly Militant).March 24, 2021 at 6:29 pm #215945
A Guardian-reader noted this in their paper a few days ago about which political parties claimed furlough:
“The British National party may no longer have any councillors but it claimed up to £10,000. A spokesperson for the party, led by Adam Walker, said its employees “should not be discriminated against because some people may hold different political views than their employer”.
Very few other political parties made claims but they include Brexit Party Ltd, which is owned by Nigel Farage, and the Socialist party. Each claimed up to £10,000.”
So Trotskyist professional revolutionaries are now paid by the capitalist state.March 25, 2021 at 2:57 pm #216026
I have been told that the account is dominant.
Dormant* Late night posting?March 25, 2021 at 3:02 pm #216027
So Trotskyist professional revolutionaries are now paid by the capitalist state.
WOW!April 3, 2021 at 8:33 pm #216550
Just seen the list of candidates nominated for the Lambeth & Southwark costituency for the Greater London Assembly elections on 6 May and they are back to standing against the Labour Party — as TUSC. Not surprising, I suppose, now that Labour has reverted to type, but illustrative of Trotskyists opportunism. I imagine, in fact, that they would have welcomed the defenestration of Corbyn and Labour going back to what it was as this means they should be able to pick up a few recruits. It will be inteesting to see if they do manage to attract a number of disillusioned Labour voters. TApril 8, 2021 at 12:51 am #216715
Just seen this.
Laurence Fox sued for libel over ‘paedophile’ comments
During Black History Month, Sainsbury’s ran a campaign saying that it did not tolerate racism.
Laurence Fox and the snowflakes called for a boycott of Sainsbury’s.
What was funny is the poster saying: Sainsbury’s”
Now with racist free shopping
I can’t believe the reaction to this. Actually wait, I can. This country is full of racists who have decided Sainsbury’s have made up Black History Month and that trying to make Black colleagues feel as safe as possible is segregation. Ffs man. https://t.co/nC2khrgRRr
— Rebekah May (@rrrebekahmay) October 3, 2020April 8, 2021 at 5:51 am #216722
Laurence Fox is standing for Mayor of London. So is Piers Corbyn. So there’s s at least one ex-Trotskyist candidate though he was in the IMG rather than the Militant Tendency which later spawned SPEW.May 21, 2021 at 5:01 am #218162
I don’t think we have ever done as badly as TUSC here:
In fact most of their results were in the same league as us.
I wonder how long they will keep this up.May 21, 2021 at 6:36 am #218176alanjjohnstoneParticipant
Is there any advantage in following the Official Loonies with multi candidates? I can’t see any, myself.
As for the TUSC, the number of candidates they stood does suggest they have a substantial membership and have built an infrastructure that does indicate that if they are in the same league they seem much higher up in it than ourselves.
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