Jeremy Corbyn is in the Labour leadership race.
The real debate starts here
Jeremy Corbyn to Run for Labour Leader Jeremy has said he will run for the party leadership on a “clear anti-austerity platform”. [continue...]
What now? Three Tasks for the left John McDonnell MP lays out a strategy for the left after Labour’s election defeat [continue...]
ASLEF Solidarity with Ukrainian Workers ASLEF delegates voted unanimously to affiliate to the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign endorsing a motion from Nottingham ASLEF branch: [continue...]
Leading the Way Forward for Labour Letter to Guardian 16.05.15 Having arrived in Westminster as newly elected Labour MPs, and after speaking to tens of thousands of voters during our election campaigns, we know how important it is for the future of our party to move forward with an agenda that best serves the everyday needs of people, families and communities, and that is prepared to challenge the notion of austerity and invest in public services. Labour must now reach out to the 5 million voters lost since 1997, and those who moved away from Labour in Scotland, renewing their hope that politics does matter and Labour is on their side. [continue...]
Solidarity with Ukrainian Workers Here is a letter sent to Mick Whelan, General Secretary of ASLEF, from the Ukraine. [continue...]
Labour’s Supporters can Save the Party John McDonnell MP John’s first comments on the election result and the tasks before the labour movement in the Guardian commentisfree [continue...]
Solidarity with the Greek People PLEASE SEND THIS APPEAL TO THE GREEK PUBLIC DEBT TRUTH COMMISSION [continue...]
Christine Shawcroft Suspended
This decision should be challenged at all levels throughout the Party as a matter of urgency. Christine Shawcroft seems to have been suspended from membership simply for criticising the electoral court’s judgment in the Lutfur Rahman case, which is itself subject to a judicial review. Other members have also criticised this verdict and have not been penalised. It is a travesty of justice that this should happen and may well be in breach of the Party’s rules. Resolutions condemning this decision should be sent to the NEC.
Christine herself has written:
“I have just received notice of my suspension from the Labour Party - this means I can go to my branch meeting but not stand for any office, including the NEC, of course. This is because the election court commissioner ruled that I had supported Lutfur Rahman against Labour Party candidates. This is not true, my support for Lutfur is based on overturning the various miscarriages of justice he has suffered from. At no time have I publicly campaigned for him against Labour candidates.”
Left Platform meeting still on
Tuesday May 12th from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Mander Hall,
Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD [continue...]
UK election: a poisoned chalice?
By Michael Roberts
Taken from his blog: https://thenextrecession.wordpress.com/ [continue...]
Neil Findlay (who stood against Murphy for Scottish Labour leader) has resigned from the Scottish Shadow Cabinet. [continue...]
Kick out the Tories. Get the Labour Vote out on May 7th Recent Letters to the Guardian [continue...]
Sit-rep from Jon Lansman [continue...]
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