CPB: separate ways, but respectfully

Submitted by Anon on 22 January, 2004 - 4:54

The Communist Party of Britain voted at a special congress on 17 January not to join the "Respect" coalition. In its paper, the Morning Star, of 19 January the report of the congress sat under a puff for a "Respect" rally in Oxford with George Galloway, but that, in turn, was flanked by a piece about the Scottish Socialist Party's Tommy Sheridan demanding that Scotland's First Minister refuse a dinner invitation from the "despots" and "ruthless rulers" of Saudi Arabia.

Galloway was on dinner-invitation terms with top people in the Iraqi dictatorship from 1994 to 2003, and says his Iraqi activity was funded by donations from the Saudi and United Arab Emirates' rulers.

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