Article on Socialist Party site … “SWP’s sectarian decision could damage..” Paul Murphys chances October 11, 2013Posted by irishelectionliterature in The Left.
But I thought the Socialist Party piece on their site about the SWP decision to run Brid Smith in next Years European Elections was worth a post of its own as its the first official statement from either themselves or the SWP.
Paul Murphy – campaigning to retain MEP seat for Left – But SWP’s sectarian decision could damage chances
It has been confirmed that it is the intention that Socialist Workers Party member, Councillor Brid Smith would be a People Before Profit Alliance candidate in the European Elections next May for the Dublin constituency. When this information initially appeared a few days ago via social media, it caused bewilderment and shock.
This is an irresponsible decision and should be rescinded. It strikes a blow against the struggle to build a genuine Left and Socialist alternative by making it more complicated for Paul Murphy to retain the European Parliament seat. If proceeded with, it would rank as a crass example of political sectarianism.
and goes on from there….