The UK and the EU: 10 reasons to vote Remain on 23 June

Alan Johnson, leader of Labour’s campaign to remain in the EU, has said that the 23 June referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU is more important to the UK than the 2015 general election. I agree with Alan. A clear majority of young people in the UK want us to remain in the EU, but many did not vote in the general election, … Continue reading The UK and the EU: 10 reasons to vote Remain on 23 June

Labour Greens ?

DAVY JONES, BRIGHTON AND HOVE GREEN PARTY, WRITING IN A PERSONAL CAPACITY, DARES TO THINK THE UNTHINKABLE JEREMY CORBYN’S AMAZING VICTORY in the Labour leadership election has rightly revived the question of how Greens and other progressives can work together with Labour. This was not easy during the recent General Election, when Labour nationally was supporting austerity and was well to the right of the … Continue reading Labour Greens ?

Momentum Rises from Below.

 ‘The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.’ (Socrates in ‘Way of the Peaceful Warrior’ by Dan Millman) Momentum is the name of an organisation formed by Labour MP Jon Lansman MP in order to ‘continue the energy and enthusiasm of Jeremy [Corbyn]’s campaign’. It describes itself as a ‘network of people … Continue reading Momentum Rises from Below.

The Labour right crows about its “electability”.

So why isn’t it interested in how it lost to Corbyn? The factions on the Labour right need to acknowledge that Corbyn won because people sought a genuine alternative. BY OWEN JONES Follow @@owenjones84   After Jeremy Corbyn scraped on to the Labour leadership ballot with seconds to spare, he joked to an ally: “Now, make sure I don’t win.” A seasoned, experienced frontline politician with backing … Continue reading The Labour right crows about its “electability”.