Posts Tagged ‘Labour NEC’

Pete Willsman reports from Labour’s emergency NEC meeting

by Peter Willsman.

Peter Willsman reports from Labour’s emergency executive National Executive Committee 19 April 2017 Following Theresa May’s breaking of her word on Tuesday 18 April, the NEC swung into action and had a meeting on Wednesday 19 April. It was a very upbeat and business-like meeting. Everyone was totally focused. A lot of work has already […]

Peter Willsman reports from Labour’s March Executive

by Peter Willsman.

Peter Willsman reports from the National Executive Committee Tuesday 21st  March 2017 A useful NEC: dominated by the comprehensive and impassioned presentation (by our two National Campaign Co-ordinators, Andrew Gwynne MP and Ian Lavery MP) of our preparation for the wide range of local elections in the Spring. Leader’s Report Jeremy paid tribute to the […]

Peter Willsman reports from Labour’s January executive

by Peter Willsman.

National Executive Committee 24 January 2017 For the second time running, we had a very tranquil NEC. This may be down to the fact that there was very little on the agenda that was controversial. The most noteworthy issues had arisen at the Disputes Panel and Organisation Committee held on the 17 January. I cover […]

The banana republic mentality of the Labour NEC

by David Osland.

When was the last time a mass social democratic party anywhere in the world was formally forbidden to meet? The best answer I can come up with is 1973, in the wake of the military takeover in Chile. Yet such is the surreal situation in which the Labour Party now finds itself. This, not as […]

#JezWeCanAgain: Corbyn on the ballot automatically

by Newsdesk.

After a tense few hours of Labour’s National Executive Committee meeting yesterday, the party’s ruling body decided by 18 votes to 14 that Jeremy Corbyn would have an automatic right to be on the ballot in the leadership election against Angela Eagle. It was the result that many, including some anti-Corbyn voices, had argued for, […]

Will Corbyn be on the ballot?

by James Elliott.

A successful coup usually requires two things: an acceptable leader-in-waiting, and a delegitimisation of the current leadership. While the PLP have only finally agreed on the former, the latter has been underway for some time. The latest delegitimisation of Corbyn’s position, and an attempt to legitimise the coup, is to claim the rulebook shows he […]

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