Friday, May 28, 2004

Don't ignore them - defeat them!

The strategy of the major parties for the upcoming elections so far has been to ignore RESPECT. This is a major mistake and RESPECT Watch believes that democratic parties need to expose the politics of the extremists in order to defeat them.

That is the lesson of the British National Party's rise in the North West of England. The main parties, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative, all thought that by ignoring the fascists they would go away.

They didn't and with no serious campaign against them they were allowed to exploit peoples fears and spread their poison.

The same will happen with RESPECT if they are not challenged.

A low turn-out combined with a proportional voting system gives RESPECT and candidates like George Galloway a real chance of success.

If we believe their propaganda RESPECT are receiving a hundred membership inquiries a day and getting encouraging levels of support.

The main parties have nothing to gain from ignoring RESPECT and much to lose. If RESPECT are allowed to con voters into believing they are some 'new voice' on the left they will dupe some Labour and Liberal Democrats into voting for an organisation which is a coalition of Leninist revolutionaries and religious fundamentalists united only in their opposition to democracy.

They are led by Saddam Hussein's favourite western politician George Galloway, the man the murderuous dictator chose to contact for legal help ahead of his trial for crimes against humanity.

Galloway and his deceitful allies are friends of dictators. They need to be exposed and defeated but the current complacent attitude from mainstream politicians risks giving them a foothold in British politics.

Take action: Read this website regularly, print out our resources for campaigners, use our information. Inform voters about who RESPECT are.