Dead Men Left

Friday, May 20, 2005

The "unholy alliance" once more

Went to the Respect rally on Wednesday evening. I've not got a lot to add to the reports here and here. One point stuck out, though: Salma Yaqoob, during her speech - it is a crashing shame, after coming close, that she did not win up in Birmingham, she would make an absolutely superb MP - mentioned that their friendly local Islamic fundamentalists had printed leaflets calling her an apostate, saying her children were illegitimate, that she would be buried "with the dogs" - the usual. What was a little more surprising was her claim that equally friendly local Labour Party activists had helped produce and distribute these charming missives. I'd heard rumours that this collusion had been taking place, but never on an accountable public record. Does anybody else out there know what was going on?