Posts under ‘Politics’

Labour’s £25 registered supporters system has left young people out

by Asher Mohammed.

The Labour Party is in a crisis. A political party which is no longer connected to the very people it is supposed to represent. In the midst of a civil war, Labour’s youngest members have yet again been sidelined, ignored and rejected. Don’t take it from me, talk to the thousands of under 19 labour […]

The Fight for the Labour Party

by Dan Iley-Williamson.

On the weekend following the EU referendum result, Labour’s then Shadow Foreign Secretary, Hilary Benn, called on fellow Shadow Cabinet members to support his demand for Corbyn to resign as Labour leader. When Benn admitted this to Corbyn, he was swiftly sacked. A carefully orchestrated 24 hours of Shadow Cabinet resignations then ensued, shortly followed […]

Corbyn will win a second contest, comfortably

by James Elliott.

YouGov’s latest polling in the Labour leadership election which gives Corbyn a twenty point lead on Owen Smith, combined with the news that 183,000 people have signed up as registered supporters to vote, should prove  to be enough confirmation to make predictions at this early stage. While affiliated supporters  can still be signed up through […]

‘You can’t pass motions; that’s political’ – A Report for Labour Students National Committee meeting, 19/07/16

by Michael Muir.

At this year’s Labour Students National Conference in Scarborough, delegates were promised, to quote from the manifesto of our new Chair, ‘a radical change’. Indeed-and much needed it was. Poor organisation made for a chaotic conference, whilst, time and again, BAME members of our organisation told of how they felt ignored and marginalised to the […]

#SaveLabour – Vote Jeremy

by Guest.

A beautiful short film made by activists and filmmakers in Liverpool, featuring a wide range of local Labour members explaining why they support ‪#‎JeremyForLabour‬. Thank you Phil Maxwell, Hazuan Hashim and Lola Perrin! If you would like to volunteer your talents for Jeremy’s campaign, let him know through his campaign website.

Peter Willsman reports from Labour’s July executives

by Peter Willsman.

National Executive Committee 19 July 2016 This was the scheduled NEC meeting for July (below I cover the Emergency NEC meeting of 12 July). The atmosphere at this meeting was much better than at last week’s Emergency NEC meeting. In part this was due to the fact that Jeremy was present for the whole NEC […]

Over 180,000 sign up as registered supporters in Labour leadership election

by Newsdesk.

Comforting news for Corbyn supporters as 183,541 people paid £25 to become registered supporters in the Labour leadership election in just 48 hours. The stitch-up of the right on the NEC had prevented around 200,000 party members from being able to cast a vote, forcing many who had joined the party since January 12th to sign […]

Corbyn ahead in leadership poll as Eagle drops out of race

by Newsdesk.

Jeremy Corbyn is set to win the Labour leadership election for the second time in twelve months, according to the latest polling from YouGov, for The Times. The percentage of people who think Corbyn is doing well now stands at 55%, up four points, while 41% think he is doing poorly. Corbyn, according to the YouGov poll, would win […]

“I’m Normal”: Class, Culture and Representation in Post-Brexit Labour

by Ewan Gibbs.

Owen Smith provoked a string of criticisms for his assertion of “I’m normal”, largely due to it resting on his later assertion of “I’ve got a wife and three children.” This has been viewed as an implicitly homophobic criticism of Angela Eagle’s candidacy, and compared to Andrea Leadsom’s gaffe about Theresa May not being a […]

What does Owen Smith believe?

by James Elliott.

The right of the PLP are faced with an impossible conundrum. On the one hand, many of them believe that only through being tougher than the Tories on welfare, or being seen to want to drastically reduce immigration, can they ‘reconnect’ with the voters they lost from 2001 onwards. Yet on the other hand, they […]

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