Left Unity How Are You…… October 6, 2013Posted by irishelectionliterature in The Left.
Mark P commented earlier …..
There is a rumour going around Facebook and twitter, in both cases originating with SWP members, that the SWP has decided to stand Brid Smith in the Dublin constituency against Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy. Smith would be standing under the banner of their People Before Profit electoral front rather than openly as an SWP candidate.
She would be a no hope candidate, so their rationale for standing seems to be to raise her profile to better position her to take on independent socialist Joan Collins in the general election. Or to put it another way, damaging Murphy’s chances would merely be an added bonus in a two for the price one piece of naked sectarianism.
There has been no official announcement as of yet, so I sincerely hope that saner heads will prevail. But for the moment there are quite senior SWP people welcoming this “fantastic news” on Facebook.
Had a look and there’s all sorts of stuff on Facebook and Twitter from as Mark P says people from various sides.
There’s another Austerity budget due in the coming weeks and ……. Yes more pointless infighting from The Left.