Luke Akehurst from “Labour First” claims to have already “fixed” the Labour Annual Conference

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Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership was never welcome amongst some in Labour This will not come as a surprise to many people.  Ever since before Corbyn was elected as leader of the Labour Party multip…

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Luke Akehurst from “Labour First” claims to have already “fixed” the Labour Annual Conference

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Labour Purge – 10 Reasons for Hope

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In the wake of “Labour Purge 2,” it’s easy to become despondent. Here are 10 reasons to be hopeful: Labour HQ looks incompetent. Labour’s NEC made history, taking steps unpr…

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Labour Purge – 10 Reasons for Hope

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Heavy Metal Politics

In the wake of “Labour Purge 2,” it’s easy to become despondent.

Here are 10 reasons to be hopeful:

  1. Labour HQ looks incompetent. Labour’s NEC made history, taking steps unprecedented in British politics. Backed by General Secretary, Iain McNicol, Labour has culled over a third of its members. Purging the head of the Bakers union (BFAWU) led John McDonnell to demand the protection of members from a “rigged purge.” Presented with little to no evidence of their suspensions, members have received letters outlining vague justifications, such as “sharing inappropriate content” on social media.
  2. Iain McNicol will resign. The systematic abuse of members and supporters is a final “Hoorah” from the General Secretary and his outgoing team. The NEC will soon have five new representatives; promising to protect and serve Party members. McNicol cannot survive this.
  3. A purge won’t happen again. Labour can look forward to a future where Party members and supporters…

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So, I went to an Owen Smith event…

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Yesterday, I went to Owen Smith’s event  (I can’t really call it a rally as I’m not sure 100 people sitting in a room constitutes that…). As I’m sure you’re…

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So, I went to an Owen Smith event…

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reflections of a young lefty

Yesterday, I went to Owen Smith’s event (I can’t really call it a rally as I’m not sure 100 people sitting in a room constitutes that…). As I’m sure you’re aware, I am a big Corbyn supporter. So why did I go? Well, there are a few reasons. First of all, I think its important to hear both sides of an argument. I was pretty certain that Smith wouldn’t change my mind, but I felt it was important to hear what he had to say. Also, all I’d heard from Smith supporters, were reasons not to vote for Jeremy, rather than why I should vote for Owen in particular. I thought going to his rally would change that, and maybe I’d hear some genuine reasons to vote for him (I thought wrong, as it turns out, but we’ll go into that later on). Thirdly, although I am a relatively new…

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Sadiq’s Owen Smith Email: My Response

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Sadiq Thank you for sending me your email in which you attempt to explain your changed position on the Leadership from adamantly neutral to pro-Smith. I’m glad you acknowledge the hard work t…

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Sadiq’s Owen Smith Email: My Response

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Turning the Tide

Sadiq

Thank you for sending me your email in which you attempt to explain your changed position on the Leadership from adamantly neutral to pro-Smith.

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I’m glad you acknowledge the hard work that was done on your behalf which helped deliver your resounding victory, much of which was carried out by Corbyn supporting Labour members. I’m pleased you also say you felt humbled by your win, as you should do.

You say you didn’t play a part in this summers turmoil. On the face of it, this would make sense as you are no longer an active member of the PLP since becoming mayor. However I wonder how detached you managed to remain from a PLP of which you were once such an active member. We all knew you were very much a part of the old way of doing things, and that being the case probably supported Smith over…

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Reclaiming Socialism – guest post by Rick Evans

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I have admired Jeremy Corbyn for many many years. But there’s much more to it than that as to why I will be voting for him in the Labour Leadership Election. Let me explain. We need to look a…

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Reclaiming Socialism – guest post by Rick Evans

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Turning the Tide

I have admired Jeremy Corbyn for many many years. But there’s much more to it than that as to why I will be voting for him in the Labour Leadership Election. Let me explain. We need to look at the big picture and a big vision. It is repeatedly said that Corbyn’s success is a cult of personality. I don’t buy that. He isn’t perfect and not surprisingly he has made mistakes. But what some in the party don’t seem to get is it’s not really about Jeremy, it’s about what he stands for. He has a positive vision. It’s the politics of hope. As Jeremy himself said “I think it’s called Socialism”.

There I’ve said it – the dreaded S word. In the last 20-25 years the S word has become like a swear word. If you were in the Labour Party you weren’t supposed to mention it. To…

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