Of Tony Blair’s Labour Party in Britain, less than half of the original membership are still members now, not having left in disgust about Blair, voting with their feet, like more than half did in the past years.
The membership now, less than half in numbers than when Blair took office in 1997, have given Blair a slap in the face, electing the Hitler holocaust survivor, whom Blair’s hired thugs manhandled when he was a party conference delegate, Walter Wolfgang, to the party executive.
From British daily The Independent:
Peace activist Wolfgang is elected on to Labour NEC committee
By Nigel Morris, Home Affairs Correspondent
Published: 04 August 2006
Activists voted him on to the National Executive Committee in one of the six places reserved for constituency members.
He will be entitled to sit alongside Tony Blair at NEC meetings and sit on the platform at the conference in Manchester next month.
Mr Wolfgang, 83, a Labour member for 58 years, said he would argue for immediate withdrawal of British troops from Iraq and against replacing the Trident nuclear weapon system.
He also denounced the Government for failing to demand a ceasefire in Lebanon.
He promised to champion ordinary party members who felt sidelined by the “control-freakery” of the Labour leadership.
He said: “Democracy has been deliberately eroded by the Blairites.
But grassroots members are very much aware this Government’s foreign policy has gone wrong and supporters in the country feel the Labour Government isn’t on their side.”
Mr Wolfgang called for the Prime Minister’s resignation and doubted whether Gordon Brown, the Chancellor, was the right man to replace him.
Stewards manhandled Mr Wolfgang from the Brighton conference in September last year after he shouted “nonsense” during a speech by Jack Straw, then Foreign Secretary.
He was later detained by police under anti-terrorism powers when he tried to walk back into the conference.
Congratulations, Mr Wolfgang!
Please, give Blair and his gang of war criminals and cash for peerages con artists hell.
British MP Michael Meacher suggests Security Services are shielding July 7 bomb plotters: here.
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