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Issue No. 1947

“Ahmed will vote Respect on 5 May. His immediate complaint against the government was the war in Iraq. But his criticisms of the coalition are shorthand to describe a deeper resentment. George Galloway chose the name of his new political party with care.”
Roy Hattersley, former Labour deputy leader on the election campaign in his former constituency in Birmingham

“More than 700 people attended the Respect party’s election launch in London’s Bishopgate and gave Mr Galloway’s speech a standing ovation.”
BBC news website, on Respect’s election launch last week

“Bethnal Green & Bow: Oona King, who backed Iraq war, likely to be beaten by George Galloway.”
Independent on Sunday, in its guide to the 80 seats that could change the political landscape at the general election

“Mr George Galloway is fighting Bethnal Green & Bow for Respect — I hope he wins.”
Alan Watkins, Veteran political analyst in the Independent on Sunday

“Respect, the party founded by the expelled Labour MP George Galloway, began its election campaign in London by promising to create a ‘coalition of the betrayed’.”
The Times


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Sat 16 Apr 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1947
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