RESPECT COALITION Pledges Honesty
Only In Britian? Pity!
By Winter Patriot on 4/8/2005, 1:00am PT  

Guest Blogged by Winter Patriot

It will be interesting to see how long this will last:

The anti-war Respect coalition has launched its election campaign with a promise that its candidates will always be honest with voters.

The party, which was formed last year by former Labour MP George Galloway, says it "told the truth about Iraq" and will continue to do so on other issues.

Respect is contesting 30 seats in England and Wales at the election.

A spokeswoman said: "We're not a single issue party and will be fighting for pensions and against privatisation."

'Electric atmosphere'

More than 700 people attended the party's election launch in London's Bishopsgate on Wednesday night, and gave Mr Galloway's speech a standing ovation.

Mr Galloway, who was expelled from Labour for comments about the Iraq war, is standing against pro-Iraq war Labour MP Oona King in Bethnal and Bow.

Good luck, George! We'll be watching!