Finally a long and tortured discussion followed about how to build for a local ‘Galloway speaks’ meeting on November 15. The lack of enthusiasm was evident once again, as the chair applied pressure for people to ‘volunteer’. Stalls were finally cobbled together for the following Saturday. And if the one I attended in Dalston was anything to go by, they were hardly dynamic actions.
I know from at least one SWP friend that members are voting with their feet. They are not turning up to meetings or doing stalls. Comrades will do anything – just anything – to avoid going to a Respect event.