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    I put this in the Irish Labour forum as well.

    Northern Irish Labour are trying to persuade British Labour to be able to allow them to stand on a non-sectarian, socialist platform, pro-normal politics in Northern Ireland, they need signatures to try and make this a reality. If you want to show your support for this, you can sign in the link below. Thanks.

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    Thought the SDLP was the Labour Party in NI.
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    I thought mainland parties didn't stand here becuase they know they don't have a chance of gaining votes outside the old unionist/nationalist lines? I think normal politics is a bit of a way off for us yet.

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    Was tried in 1980's to get Labour organised in NI and failed ......unfortunately .UUP tried with their Tory link ,failed .Still not mature enough to do it whenever we have institutionalised sectarianism through GFA and promoted DUP and SF as main blocs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garza View Post
    I put this in the Irish Labour forum as well.

    Northern Irish Labour are trying to persuade British Labour to be able to allow them to stand on a non-sectarian, socialist platform, pro-normal politics in Northern Ireland, they need signatures to try and make this a reality. If you want to show your support for this, you can sign in the link below. Thanks.
    However subjectively non-sectarian they may be anybody who supports the partition of is objectively sectarian. Therefore only anti-GFA Republicans can be considered non-sectarian.

    Secondly the British Labour Party is NOT socialist. Socialism is NOT a paternalistic welfare state which they dont seem even to believe anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinoboy View Post
    Was tried in 1980's to get Labour organised in NI and failed ......unfortunately .UUP tried with their Tory link ,failed .Still not mature enough to do it whenever we have institutionalised sectarianism through GFA and promoted DUP and SF as main blocs.
    There was a Labour Unionist Party in the 1918 elections.

    The debate between James Connolly and William Walker (a left-wing Unionist) are well worth reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SevenStars View Post
    However subjectively non-sectarian they may be anybody who supports the partition of is objectively sectarian. Therefore only anti-GFA Republicans can be considered non-sectarian.
    Ludicrous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SevenStars View Post
    There was a Labour Unionist Party in the 1918 elections.

    The debate between James Connolly and William Walker (a left-wing Unionist) are well worth reading.
    Didn't the Labour "unionist" party once hold the West Belfast seat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garza View Post
    Didn't the Labour "unionist" party once hold the West Belfast seat?
    I will have to check up....I think they got more than one seat.

    If anybody knows a history of them Id interested to know about it.

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    The Connolly/Walker Controversy (1911)

    I posted this link before but its vital documents for understanding present day Ireland.

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