February 18, 2004


As predicted, George Galloway’s Respect party is roaring towards electoral triumph across the whole of Europe. But the party’s proud 384-hour tradition of tolerance and love was recently threatened by the resignation of co-founder George Monbiot:

"I joined Respect in the hope that we could build a genuine coalition of progressive forces in Britain. I cannot think of a more urgent or more necessary task. At present, British politics is being dragged ever further to the right. We desperately need a coherent, effective movement, which will start to drag it back.

"I hope very much that one day Respect and the Greens can unite to become that force. If that happens, I would be happy to rejoin the coalition. Until it does I will have to stand back."

Maybe he was simply embarrassed by Respect’s cheesy website. Yo, George; go visit this one!

(Via Damian Penny, currently running hot.)

Posted by Tim Blair at February 18, 2004 11:56 PM

Can someone please tell em why George Galloway is not in jail?

Posted by: Bill at February 19, 2004 at 01:54 AM

If British politics is being dragged ever more right-wing, then how come my parents have to pay so much freaking tax?

Posted by: David Gillies at February 19, 2004 at 02:04 AM

Really liked the Lunacy Coalition Site!!

Posted by: Chris Josephson at February 19, 2004 at 08:21 AM

Absolutely, David Gillies. `dragged to the right', Moonboot lives in a unique world populated by fools, in good company with Pilger, though they are not the only ones.

Ah ha! Here we have the explanation for the otherwise banal, infantile mush of Beetles muzac:no need to dream any longer Lennon, if he were alive, the sugar toffee coated dreamworld of Rousseau,Comtes, Marx,Lenin,Stalin and PolPot lives , lives on in the fervid, overwrought to capacity imaginations of the likes of Moonbot.

Moonbot: genus - mooning retard, species - bot.

Posted by: d at February 19, 2004 at 08:33 AM

Oh, and of course you are `not the only one',John Lennon. You have Moonbot for company.

Posted by: d at February 19, 2004 at 08:35 AM

"Oh, this is gonna be good, I can just tell!"
== Dory

Posted by: mojo at February 19, 2004 at 12:55 PM

As creator of this website, I take no responsibility for its content. This is the age where one is not expected to take responsibility for ones actions, and I fully intend to take advantage of living in this golden era. Anyone who deosn't believe me should read The Guardian or similar left-liberal paper. Remember, I am a victim and this website is my cry for help.

Good thing this is my "laundry night" (I hear my clothes dryer singing in the background as I type). Think I peed myself when I read this disclaimer.

Though I was also amused that the "socialist paradise" website's first item is "buy this postcard." It almost made up for them not having a link to oil futures contracts.

Posted by: Timothy Lang at February 19, 2004 at 03:25 PM

Just clicked a little deeper into those "Respect" postcards...
On the back of each is a statement of what Respect is all about, together with details of how to contact us. And they're pre-addressed, so all you need to do - or get your new recruit to do - is stick a stamp on the back.

Pre-addressed, new recruit, stick a stamp on the back?

Calling all Mindless Tools!

Posted by: Timothy Lang at February 19, 2004 at 03:50 PM