Posts Tagged ‘Momentum’

Understanding Corbynmania

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

It’s not the key factor explaining why Labour aren’t doing spectacularly well at the moment, but the never ending tit-for-tat in the press, on the telly, on the internet isn’t helping much. It is a truism that divided parties don’t win elections, after all. Then there were these polling figures of Labour Party members. Some […]

Labour must make an explicitly political case for voter registration

by James Elliott.

This weekend, Momentum will be beginning its ‘Democracy SOS’ project – a mass voter registration drive to combat the Tories’ partisan attempts to drive millions of people off the electoral roll. Soon half of voters aged 18 to 24, who overwhelming support Labour and will be crucial to winning back dozens of seats in 2020, […]

Momentum must guard itself against the SWP

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

How do you strangle a potentially promising initiative before it’s even properly launched? Have the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) announce that they want to be involved. Well, we’ve got the new politics, so why shouldn’t Labour Party members work with the SWP and what’s left of British Trotskyism as we “encourage mass mobilisation for a more democratic, equal […]

#JezWeDid. And now we have #Momentum

by Jon Lansman.

It is no secret that when Jeremy Corbyn received his 35th nomination and entered the race to be Labour’s leader, we didn’t expect to win. What we did expect was that we could build a broad alliance of people committed to Jeremy’s straight talking, honest, new kind of politics: We did expect to draw large […]

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