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andycrap
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Sep 17 2004 14:35
BNP win a seat in london

The BNP win another seat in Dagenham (see below)which i thought was always outside london,Red-Kens panicking cos labours doing crap,no surprise there,and ranting about Unite Against Fascism which is all very nice until you see who is behind it,why doesnt Class War stand locally? if people havent got any one left to vote for apart from hitler loving oinks.

Results in full:

Barking and Dagenham London Borough Goresbrook:

BNP 1,072, Labour 602, UK Independence party 137, Conservative 111, Lib Dems 85, Greens 59.

(May 2002, three seats: Lab 847, 842, 778, Lib Dem 520, 509)

BNP gain from Lab.

LeonardfromLeom...
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Sep 20 2004 12:17

Its a whopping win for the fash, and proof once again of how alienated people are in what used to be Labour's heartlands.

WeTheYouth
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Sep 20 2004 12:43

Not another one. angry

gangster
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Sep 21 2004 16:39

There is a Class War member in the North-East standing as an 'independent' who got 22% in his ward this year - it's just that we don't shout about it;)

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Sep 21 2004 21:04
gangster wrote:
There is a Class War member in the North-East standing as an 'independent' who got 22% in his ward this year - it's just that we don't shout about it;)

He might only have got 21% then!

More seriously it shows how volatile and disilluisoned the electorate is.

One of the questions people on this board ought to be asking is why everyone seems to be taking advantage of and/or gaining from these attitudes - except the Anarchist movement?

andycrap
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Sep 22 2004 15:52

....I think getting involved in Elections goes against all principles of an Anarchist,surely an Anarchist aim would be to have no Government not to work with the Government and get told what to do by the Powers that be.

That cant be the end of it tho,a party would be needed,alot of money would be needed,somebody like Ozzy Osborne should stand in the elections....take past history the Socialist Alliance got no where,we should if we are an @ist group try to persuade the public not to vote in a big way...unless which brings me to the same question above Why doesnt Class War stand in the elections,as the group has mixed views and all are not dedicated Aists.Alot of room in WClass areas to work in...or maybe the time is not right to do anything.

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PaulMarsh
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Sep 25 2004 11:40

One minute Mr Crapp wants to stand in elections, the next minute he does not.

Which is it today?

andycrap
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Sep 25 2004 16:49

Has the BNP been raising there ugly head about the hunting ban yet?

Yes - there was a load of drivel on their website about imminent civil war, police only ever attacking white people etc on their website.

I suspect that if you were to go along to any of the hunt protests being held across England and Wales, you will find them peddling their wares.

Mr Marsh do you actually read the threads,i didnt say i wanted to stand in the elections did i...!!!Get your facts right before you tap on the key board.

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Sep 28 2004 11:55

If we are going to use all means necessary to fight the fash then might mean engaging in electoral politics. During the Euro elections I stuck UAF leaflets through doors (drew the line at ANL) and for the first time voted cos I wanted to help stop the BNP having a 'break through'. We need to be practical in our principles and engage in the real world. Mind you I cannot think of any other reason to vote, although I did wonder whether it would be ok for an anarchist to stand on the basis if she was elected she would be subkect to recall from the electorate and adopted direct forms of democracy. Would be interesting.

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PaulMarsh
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Sep 30 2004 08:40

I see no reason why we could not support (for example) an IWCA candidate against a BNP candidate.

kalabine
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Oct 6 2004 11:18

interestingly the highest share of the vote that lorna reid got in the mayoral elections was from barking and dagenham despite the iwca doing no campaigning in the area

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Oct 8 2004 08:55

Council by-elecion Village Ward By-Election held 7 Oct,

result: Lab 1085, BNP 935

(38.5%), C 410. Turnout 35%.