“All praise to Allah!” George Galloway yelled, to jubilant cries of “Allah, Allah!”, after his victory in Bradford,
It is somewhat fitting that the Labour Party ploy of allowing postal voting, the most fraudulent prone way to vote, may have come back to haunt them. It could also spell the end to Milliband’s fleeting hope to ever be more than an embarrassing footnote in Labour history. The political version of the iffy Uncle pushed to the back of wedding photos and quietly forgotten.
What it does signify is that far from this being a victory for “the left” it could well be seen as the opposite. A rump of what is termed the left has given up hope of ever getting anywhere with class based politics. Instead it has embroiled itself in a faustian pact with, what can only be defined as communalism at best, and probably something much worse.

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