Tomás Ó Flatharta

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ULA – PBPA: Quem Iuppiter vult perdere, dementat prius.

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The SWP’s stated intention to relaunch the People Before Profit Alliance is confirmed.

A PBPA public meeting will be held in Phibsborough, Dublin, on July 3rd. Speaking will be Hughie Lewis, PBPA councillor in Dun Laoghaire. Subject: the Rents Cap

Of all the areas to do this in (though it will be happening over all). By unspoken and amicable agreement of all, the PBPA branch in Dublin Central melted into the new ULA Dublin Central Branch. There have been no PBPA meetings there since. Many if not most of the old PBPA independents in Dublin Central have become nonaligned members of the ULA. There was no practical point staying in the PBPA anyway. The one definite PBPA independent in DC is PBPA Steering Committee member Eddie Conlon, who is against the relaunch and for the fullest possible development of the ULA.

Also in the ULA are Joan Collins TD, Dermot Connolly and Cllr. Pat Dunne, along with some other independents in the PBPA in Dublin 12/6W. If they know about it they will surely disapprove of this senseless reactiviation of an alliance that began to enter redundancy when the ULA was founded, reactivated as an organisiation with separate activites to the ULA in an area with an active ULA branch.

The poster for the meeting asks people to text a number to join the PBPA.

Written by tomasoflatharta

Jun 29, 2012 at 10:28 am

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  1. The SWP are so appalled by the lack of democratic representation for their views in the ULA, that feel the need to continue with PBP – where their views are heard and respected… whether other people like it or not!


    Jun 29, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    • What democratic structures exist in pbp that don’t exist in the Ula? There have been no problems in the ula Dublin central branch.

      critical media review

      Jun 29, 2012 at 3:03 pm

      • Of course I’m referring to the structures that allow the SWP to do as they please in PBP, because of their dominance due to size and organisation, which leaves the rest of PBP unable to check them.


        Jun 30, 2012 at 10:16 am

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