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The Utter Failure of RESPECT

London Borough of Tower Hamlets, final result:

Labour: 41

Tory: 8

Liberal Democrats: 1

RESPECT: 1

In this election, two extreme, sectarian parties which trade on inter-communal hatred were utterly smashed.

That is because, in Britain, what matters is not your ethnicity or your religion. Instead, we bind together and divide in relation to  whole series of concerns and aspirations, cutting across those cosmetic categories.

That is the lesson of the defeat of RESPECT and the BNP.

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