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Respect is a socialist political party (which supports the right-wing Iranian régime) active in England and Wales. Its name stands for Respect, Equality, Socialism, Peace, Environmentalism, Community and
Twattishness Trade Unionism.
The key force behind the party is George Galloway a former Labour MP and fervent anti-war activist, who, following a highly publicised campaign to become Respect MP for Bethnal Green, London (unseating Labour heavyweight Oona King with a 26% swing), promptly abandoned his desperately poor constituency to impersonate a cat on Celebrity Big Brother.
It has been known to attract nutters. A prime example is Carole Swords, the party's Tower Hamlets chair; this woman courted controversy by yelling "go back to bloody Russia" at a pro-Israel activist, and followed this up a month later by assaulting an elderly Jewish man.
Another is Naz Kahn, who became the Women's Officer of the party in October 2012. Less than a month beforehand she had posted the following message on a Facebook page operated by Respect's National Secretary:
|It’s such a shame that the history teachers in our school never taught us this but they are the first to start brainwashing us and our children into thinking the bad guy was Hitler. What have the Jews done good in this world??|
A spokesman for Galloway claims that Kahn has repudiated these sentiments.
Yet another interesting Respect member is Catherine Higgins, who was chosen to contest a Manchester Central by-election in November 2012 and got 1.9% of the vote. Higgins' "likes" on Facebook include pages relating to Bashar al-Assad, Press TV 9/11 conspiracy theories, opposition to chemtrails and HAARP, Alex Jones, UFOs, David Icke and, sitting rather oddly amongst the moonbattery, Ron Paul.
- ↑ http://blog.thecst.org.uk/?p=2771
- ↑ http://hurryupharry.org/2011/08/24/press-release-respect-party-tower-hamlets-chair-arrested-after-attacking-elderly-jewish-man/
- ↑ http://hurryupharry.org/2012/10/26/respect-wont-dismiss-nazi-loving-womens-officer-naz-kahn/
- ↑ http://hurryupharry.org/2012/11/16/respects-catherine-higgins-loses-in-manchester-central/
- ↑ http://hurryupharry.org/2012/10/30/catherine-higgins-respect-picks-another-winner/