Looks like 2008 will not be the year of  “Respect”. In 05 Blair hailed the Respect agenda as central to his third term and Galloway became MP for Bethnal Green and Bow under its banner but right now Brown has rationalised the Respect taskforce out of existence and the political party has split into 2. I have a longer post on all this with links at Comment is Free here. One person calls it “worst CiF post of 2008” (we are only 2 days in mind) but most draw attention to Aretha Franklin frankly.