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by Jarig Bakker, 24 Apr 2003
What is the significance of the logo, which appears to be a thrown tomato in flight. It doesn't suggest a constructive program, to me :-)
Al Kirsch, 24 Apr 2003
Right! On a long (Dutch) history page it is explained, that in 1993 the daring slogan "Stem tegen, stem SP!" (vote against, vote SP) was conceived, which was symbolized by a thrown red tomato. In 2002 the slogan was changed into "Stem voor, Stem SP!" (vote for, vote SP), but the symbol remained the red tomato.
Jarig Bakker, 24 Apr 2003
There seems to be also version with a blue background, see the party's website.
Didn't they used to have their name in a progressive, simplified spelling: "Socialistiese Partij"?
Mark Sensen, 24 Apr 2003
I think it was "Sosialistiese Partij", but it's not written on their history page. Someone explained that "lefties" were supposed to write that way. The SP was founded in 1972, and perhaps in their earliest pamphlets their "correct" name is mentioned...
Jarig Bakker, 25 Apr 2003