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Suspended Ronnie Draper at LRC TUC Fringe Meeting

Suspended Ronnie Draper at LRC TUC Fringe Meeting It’s known that Labour’s Compliance Unit is currently working through applications to check whether the 180,000 new registered supporters who signed up to take part in the leadership election are eligible, or if some are members of, or public advocates for, other groups. This appears to reflect official desperation in the face of a Party transformed by the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn. [continue...]

Purge of Potential Voters in Leadership Election

Purge of Potential Voters in Leadership Election A full-scale witch hunt seems to be in process in order to rig Labour’s leadership result. The unelected Compliance Unit (appointed by unelected General Secretary Iain McNicol) has been recruiting additional members to help check on the 650,000 LP members who should be entitled to vote. Nobody knows what the qualifications of these extra functionaries are – if any. Labour Party officials seem to be combing through members’ social media postings. The criteria for suspension and deprival of a vote are murky to say the least. They make it up as they go along. [continue...]

What does the Labour Leadership Election tell us?

Labour's Future

What does the Labour Leadership Election tell us? By John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer [continue...]

Book Launch

Book Launch Michael Robert’s new book, The Long Depression is being officially launched
at Bookmarks bookshop, 1, Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QE.  [continue...]

Sounds familiar? Labour in the 1980s

Sounds familiar? Labour in the 1980s Excerpts from Defeat from the Jaws of Victory
by Richard Heffernan and Mike Marqusee (Verso Books, 1992)
The late Mike Marqusee was for many years editor of Labour Briefing [continue...]

The Leadership Election and Party Democracy

The Leadership Election and Party Democracy The High Court has ruled today that the decision of the Labour Party’s NEC to rule out 120,000 – 150,000 members from voting in the leadership election because they joined after Jan 12th is wrong and should be reversed. This is a victory for Party democracy. Unfortunately ‘the Labour Party’ (the NEC, though its members haven’t been consulted) wants to appeal against the decision. [continue...]

Solidarity with the Homerton Workers

Solidarity with the Homerton Workers!
Kick the privateers out of the NHS!
 [continue...]

Here’s why not to vote Owen Smith

Labour's Future

Want Labour to win an election?  Here’s why not to vote Owen Smith Michael Calderbank, Secretary Brent Central CLP explains why not [continue...]

Stop Hinkley: How to Waste £Billions

How to Waste £Billions The Tory cabinet is dithering over the Hinkley contract. No wonder. It has been described as ‘the most expensive object to be built on earth’. Caroline Lucas calls it “the costliest white elephant in British history.” [continue...]

Affiliated Supporters: Register Now to Vote for Jeremy Corbyn!

Affiliated Supporters: Register Now to Vote for Jeremy Corbyn!

Affiliated Supporters (along with Registered Supporters and full Labour Party members) are entitled to vote in the leadership election. [continue...]

Supporting Nominations for Jeremy Corbyn

Supporting Nominations for Jeremy Corbyn Nominations for candidates for the leader of the Labour Party must be made by MPs or MEPs. Nominations have now closed. We know that Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith will be on the ballot paper. [continue...]

Ann Black and the Centre Left Grassroots Alliance Slate for NEC

Ann Black and the Centre Left Grassroots Alliance Slate for NEC Statement from LRC Executive Committee [continue...]

Where we are

Labour's Future

Where we are Part of a speech at the Labour Briefing Readers’ Meeting held in London on July 19th  [continue...]

March for Unity – 1976 and 2016

March for Unity – 1976 and 2016 By Barbara Humphries Forty years ago anger in Southall reached breaking point after a student, Gurdip Singh Chaggar was stabbed to death by a racist thug. This was on June 18th, 1976. It followed a series of attacks on the Asian community. Rising unemployment in the 1970s had led to increasing support for right wing parties such as the National Front, which tried to scapegoat Britain’s black and Asian workers for the country’s economic ills. In the 1960s the forerunner of the National Front, the British National Party had attempted to organise in Southall, getting one third of the vote in a council by-election. This however had ebbed away, as the Asian community established itself in the centre of Southall. Attacks on Asians continued on the fringes of the town, but it was the murder of a student in the town centre of Southall that caused shock and anger. Questions were asked of the local police – were they taking this seriously enough? Angry demonstrations were held. Fearing the consequences the local Trades Council organised within a week, a local peace march through the town. This had the support of trades unions, Southall Labour Party, Sikh and Hindu temples, and churches of all denominations. Under the banner ‘One race the human race’ hundreds of us marched through Southall with much support and enthusiasm from the local community. [continue...]

Support Centre Left Grassroots Alliance

Support Centre Left Grassroots Alliance The Centre Left Grassroots Alliance is supporting Ann Black, Christine Shawcroft, Claudia Webbe, Darren Williams, Peter Willsman and Rhea Wolfson for the NEC. Nominations close on 24 June. [continue...]

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