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Podcast -The United Left Alliance March 10, 2021

Posted by irishelectionliterature in Uncategorized.

A look at The United Left Alliance, formed in late 2010 by The Socialist Party, People Before Profit (SWP), WUAG and Independents. Although not a registered Party the Alliance contested the 2011 General Election before eventually dissolving in 2013.


1. WorldbyStorm - March 10, 2021

A very very interesting podcast. I’d forgotten (or tried to forget) some of the steps along the way in what was equally a brilliant and infuriating journey for parts of the left. Thanks Alan.

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2. Alibaba - March 10, 2021

A knowledgeable and telling take on the ULA.

It’s also worth remembering the many missed opportunities to do things under the ULA banner. Take this: the 4,000 people roughly at the protest meeting against the Property Tax in the Stadium got SFA from ULA – just party paper sales and speeches from main players. They didn’t even then (or ever) produce leaflets promoting ULA. Despite a meteoric rise of five far left TDs, the lack of basic collaboration caused its demise.

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irishelectionliterature - March 11, 2021

Thanks. Yes that shows the nub of the problem. They set it up with no idea what to do with it.

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3. NFB - March 11, 2021

I like your point on something as simple as Clare Daly not sitting the Dail with the other four. Perception matters, and the ULA never looked like anything other than a common election platform: useful in the short-term, and easily discardable.


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