Having presided over the utter humiliation of the Socialist Workers’ Party at the hands of the Galloway and Jamaat-e-Islami faction in RESPECT, Rees and German have now resigned from Left Alternative National Council.
Subject: Left Alternative Members Bulletin
Date: Wednesday, 10 September, 2008, 3:04 PM
Left Alternative Members Bulletin
10th September 2008
1. Statement from Left Alternative officers
The officers of the Left Alternative are sad to have to inform our members of the resignations of John Rees and Lindsey German from the officers group and National Council. However, they remain members of the Left Alternative.
John and Lindsey have been tireless members of the officers group and National Council since the inception of Respect. As National Secretary, John has provided consistent judgment and direction in the most difficult political circumstances, while Lindsey has been our inspirational Mayoral candidate in the GLA elections in both 2004 and 2008.
The National Council, at its meeting on 6th September, agreed a unanimous vote of thanks to John and Lindsey for everything they have done for our organisation. We are proud to have them as members of the Left Alternative and look forward to continuing to work with them in campaigns from Stop the War to the People before Profit Charter.
“Left Alternative” is what the SWP/RESPECT were forced to call themselves, when George Galloway ran off with their party.
I particularly like the reference to John Rees’ “consistent judgment”.
From the decision to form an alliance with the East London Mosque’s Jamaati supporting politicos, through to the choice of Muslim Brotherhood activist, Anas Al Tikriti, to the multiple attempts to apologise for George Galloway’s absurd and self-serving antics, John Rees’ judgment has been consistent, all right.