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Philosophy Football – An Infantile Disorder

This is a guest post by Red Flag

Has the well respected  philosophyfootball.com become the clothing arm of  Respect?

Take look at http://www.philosophyfootball.com/view_item.php?pid=784

“29.03.2012 was a sensational moment in British political history. George Galloway has dubbed his victory in Bradford West the Bradford Spring. There’s never been anything quite like it, a party from the Left, outside the Westminster mainstream, turning a safe Labour Seat into a 10,000 majority against war and cuts, for a progressive alternative. Wear ‘Bradford Spring’ on your chest wherever you are and share in the joy of, for once, the neo-liberal consensus being shattered.

AND even better, for every shirt sold we will give one FREE to the army of young helpers, many unemployed, who helped secure the success in Bradford West. A small help toward ensuring the ‘Bradford Spring’ becomes a change for all seasons”

Note the second para “AND even better, for every shirt sold we will give one FREE to the army of young helpers, many unemployed, who helped secure the success in Bradford West” . Those with a legal mind will  wonder whether Gorgeous George will need to  record the income ( £12.99 per shirt  ) in his election expenses?

Older HP  readers, may recall that  Mark Perryman , who set up  Philosophy  Football used to be involved in Marxism Today during its Euro Comm phase. What a difference 25 years can make.  Mark if you are reading this – are you in it for the money or  the politics ?