Vote Corbyn by post or email – but keep a copy/picture

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Electronic and postal ballots for the Labour leadership election will start to arrive from Monday for those still entitled to vote after the party machinery’s various anti-democratic measures…

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Vote Corbyn by post or email – but keep a copy/picture

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Electronic and postal ballots for the Labour leadership election will start to arrive from Monday for those still entitled to vote after the party machinery’s various anti-democratic measures to whittle down Jeremy Corbyn’s support.

Labour is asking people to vote electronically where possible to reduce the party’s cost. I’ve seen some encouraging people to vote by post as ‘payback’ for the punitive £25 charge imposed on those wishing to register as supporters – which includes many full members who have been deprived of their member vote as a result of the lame-duck and soon-to-be-replaced NEC’s decision to use dubious court decisions to enforce their disenfranchisement.

In spite of all this, I’d still encourage people to vote online, as Labour with a renewed Corbyn mandate will need the funds.

However, I would say this: vote by post or vote online – but keep a record of your completed vote.

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Anti-McTernan

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John McTernan thinks you’re a moron. And not just if you’re the kind of croissant-munching, wind-chime-hanging lefty the former Blair adviser makes his living disagreeing with. In gener…

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Anti-McTernan

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John McTernan thinks you’re a moron. And not just if you’re the kind of croissant-munching, wind-chime-hanging lefty the former Blair adviser makes his living disagreeing with. In general. If you’re explicitly right-wing, and actively support the Conservative Party, he probably thinks you’re a moron, too, although a more respectable one – McTernan is too committed to “proper factional politics” to ever cross over to the other figurative row of benches. And if you’re on the centre-left, and haven’t done enough to stop Labour’s rapid move leftwards under Jeremy Corbyn, you’re the most moronic person of all in McTernan’s eyes. It was your weakness that got us here in the first place, he’d say. It was your soft-left MPs who agreed to nominate a leadership candidate they didn’t support in order to “widen the debate.” Accordingly, he hates you, and would rather spend his time with actual right-wingers than you people who can’t even encroach…

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Oppose McTernan – support the rail workers

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We are appalled at prominent Labour Party member John McTernan’s 10 August article entitled “The Tories should crush the rail unions once and for all” – in the Daily Telegra…

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Oppose McTernan – support the rail workers

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We are appalled at prominent Labour Party member John McTernan’s 10 August article entitled “The Tories should crush the rail unions once and for all” – in the Daily Telegraph.

McTernan not only attacks trade unions generally, but condemns the Tories for not being sufficiently ruthless in their anti-union attacks!

Whatever differences exist in the Labour Party, this is unacceptable. Labour is and should be the party of trade unions. We the undersigned Labour Party members back the rail workers in dispute and call on the NEC to do likewise – and to formally condemn John McTernan for this.

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Daniel Randall, Islington South & Finsbury CLP, RMT London Transport Region Young Members’ Officer
Phil Graham, Islington South &…

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Bye Bye, Heidi

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NHAspace reflects on the sudden departure of the Labour shadow health secretary.

To be honest, we were hoping this day would come. Meetings involving Heidi Alexander have all ended in disappointment. The shadow health secretary persisted in supporting Simon Stevens and his privatising Five Year Forward View. She was a damp squib when it came to the doctors’ strikes, and she did nothing to support the NHS Reinstatement Bill.

As NHA executive member Dr Bob Gill puts it:

“I have been in 2 meetings with HA. She refused to go on [junior doctor] picket lines. She refused to even wear a BMA badge. Her stance on health policy supported the ongoing privatisation in the form of Stevens 5YFV. Quote ‘I believe Stevens has the best interests of the NHS at heart’. A former UnitedHealth president here to complete the transition to an American style insurance system has her confidence. That…

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Dear Tom, about this Trotsky thing…..

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Attempts to use the word ‘Trotskyist’ as an insult, are both politically illiterate and designed to place certain ideas beyond the political pale.

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Dear Tom, about this Trotsky thing…..

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Ramblings of an Ordinary Man

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There’s a story that Charlie Chaplin was once confronted by a question from a journalist about his religion. At the time it was said by many that Chaplin was “secretly Jewish.” Here, the use of the adverb “secretly” passes judgement on the adjective Jewish. Why would the movie star want to hide his faith, if indeed he was Jewish? The implication was that he was ashamed, maybe he thought Judaism was actually something to be feared and hidden away.”Many people believe you are Jewish, are you?” asked the reporter. The icon’s response was as sharp as his genius, “I do not have that good fortune,” he said.

To have answered in the negative, no matter how politely, might have confirmed that there was indeed something malign about Judaism, that needed to be hidden. Perhaps that was the questioner’s intent. However, in one sentence Chaplin had completely disarmed his inquisitor. The…

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#Attlee Descendents Urge Support for #Corbyn

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Letter to all Labour Members  “As Clem Attlee’s great niece and great nephew we would like to strongly endorse the continued leadership of Jeremy Corbyn. Under our great uncle as Prime …

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