ENG: The Respect Party, formerly known as Respect – The Unity Coalition, is a left wing political party in England and Wales founded on 25 January 2004 in London. Its name is a contrived acronym standing for Respect, Equality, Socialism, Peace, Environmentalism, Community, and Trade Unionism.
Leader: Salma Yaqoob
Chairperson: Kay Philips
Founded: 25 January 2004
Ideology: Socialism, Trade unionism, Environmentalism, Eco-socialism
June 3, 2010
The days of Colonel Gaddafi’s regime in Libya are surely numbered. Large parts of the country are in opposition hands. And – in common with the uprisings elsewhere in the region – every attempt to intimidate the population only feeds the determination of the people to win.
But all the talk today is of a possible Western military intervention in Libya. A headline inThe Timesreads: “Britain is ready to use force to free Libya”
It is a display of breathtaking hypocrisy. Western powers have propped up dictatorships across Africa the Middle East for ...
...driver murder in Birmingham
Over 200 private hire drivers and operators attended a meeting in the Birmingham's Council House last night to voice their concerns about driver safety.
The event was organised by Respect Cllr Salma Yaqoob following the murder of cab driver Mohammed Arshad two weeks ago and was addressed by union and police representatives, licensing chiefs and city councillors.
The meeting commenced with a minute's silence in memory of the 36 year old father of three who, according to the meeting chairwoman Cllr Salma Yaqoob, was a "completely innocent man killed in a most ...
The Respect Party has agreed to forfeit a donation from an Arab businessman after it was judged impermissible under UK electoral law. The party accepted a £4,824 donation from Dubai executive Abdulrahman Khansaheb in June 2007. Respect MP George Galloway subsequently referred it to the Electoral Commission which ruled it invalid as Mr Khansaheb was not on the UK electoral register. As Respect acted voluntarily, the watchdog will take no further action. Since the donation was less than £5,000, Respect did not have to declare it to the electoral authorities. But following the move by ...
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