Quick reply to Andrew Walton
I agree with Andrew in not wanting to be sectarian and hoping we can
campaign together where possible, and otherwise agree to differ and do
own thing. As you know I've argued for a while all of us on the Left
need to do that.
But to that end can I (comradely!) suggest to Andrew that it might help
if he didn't accuse us of being champagne socialists, and more
importantly not imply that Respect is homophobic or anti-abortion? For
the record (again) the Respect founding declaration includes these
- Opposition to all forms of discrimination based on race, gender,
ethnicity, religious beliefs (or lack of them), sexual orientation,
disabilities, national origin or citizenship.
- The right to self-determination of every individual in relation to
their religious (or non-religious) beliefs, as well as sexual choices.
Andrew Walton's original article can be found by clicking
Andy Newman's piece on Yvonne Ridley can be here.
Jim Jepps' piece on the by elections can be found
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