Huge Victory for the Anti War Respect Party – Galloway Wins Bradford West Seat

 

Laura StuartA huge win for George Galloway in Bradford West yesterday shows voters total frustration with mainstream parties and their pro war policies. George Galloway and the Respect party stands for
The Respect Party is opposed to war, privatisation and unemployment. The Respect Party stands for peace, publicly owned services and a decent future for all
George Galloway’s Victory in Bradford West
 Exactly what this country needs is a change from the two main parties who dominate politics. It is no democracy that we have because we can only vote for Conservative or Labour and anything else is a throwaway vote. Labour left behind its roots of representing the working classes when Tony Blair came into power and since then it’s been War War War with both Labour and Conservative with nothing to distinguish between them.
 
Here is an excerpt of a leaflet from the Respect Party Campaign “The Drumbeats of War Are Getting Louder
The drumbeats for war with Iran are getting louder, and the escalating provocations by Western capitals are developing a logic of their own. It admits of no alternative and points in only one direction – towardsmilitary conflict. Or to put itmore accurately, towards openmilitary conflict. The head of Britain’s MI6 has already called for covert military operations in Iran – which are, of course, an act of war – and they have been taking place. So are the drone overflights, which are also legally an act of aggression.
Exactly ! This is exactly the problem, the British public protested in hundreds of thousands against the war in Iraq yet the government did not listen, and all of the ensuing deaths based on lies and the deaths continue every day still in Iraq.
 
Every voter needs to send a message to the government by not voting at all because none of the main parties represent the will or aspirations of the British people. We need to say NO to 80% of Conservative M.P.s being “Friends of Israel” and the continous aggression in the Middle East that such friendship requires.
 

Here are the results of the Bradford West by election
The full result (with vote share and change since 2010 in brackets):
George Galloway (Respect) 18,341 (55.89%, +52.83%)
Imran Hussain (Lab) 8,201 (24.99%, -20.36%)
Jackie Whiteley (C) 2,746 (8.37%, -22.78%)
Jeanette Sunderland (LD) 1,505 (4.59%, -7.08%)
Sonja McNally (UKIP) 1,085 (3.31%, +1.31%)
Dawud Islam (Green) 481 (1.47%, -0.85%)
Neil Craig (D Nats) 344 (1.05%)
Howling Laud Hope (Loony) 111 (0.34%)

This decisive victory shows that Muslims will not vote for a candidate just because he is a Muslim if he does not represent the voters interests. The Muslim candidates who stood for the Bradford West seat lost resoundingly. Muslims will not vote like sheep for a candidate who follows the party line of endless war whatever his religion is, rather they will vote for the person who is saying what they want to hear. Any candidate if they be Muslim or not who represents Conservative or Labour is part of a corrupt war making machine and at best they can only offer to throw a few pennies in the voters way by adjusting taxation etc but in reality we are in deep recession and the millions spent on war would be put to better use building up Britain again not destroying someone elses country.

وَأَلْقَيْنَا بَيْنَهُمُ الْعَدَاوَةَ وَالْبَغْضَاءَ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ ۚ كُلَّمَا أَوْقَدُوا نَارًا لِّلْحَرْبِ أَطْفَأَهَا اللَّـهُ ۚوَيَسْعَوْنَ فِي الْأَرْضِ فَسَادًا ۚ وَاللَّـهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُفْسِدِينَ ﴿٦٤

Surat al Maidah 5-64

And We have cast among them animosity and hatred until the Day of Resurrection. Every time they kindled the fire of war , Allah extinguished it. And they strive throughout the land [causing] corruption, and Allah does not like corrupters.

River to Sea Uprooted Palestinian  
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by Laura Stuart
Friday, March 30th, 2012
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