Momentum

I went to a Lewisham Momentum meeting last night; about 90 people, over 97% of attendees were Labour Party members with appeals to get friends to join. Much anger at the manoeuvring of the PLP, a big determination to ensure justice and that the membership views prevail.

Momentum

Pebbles

A good and large meeting of the New Cross branch of the Labour Party occurred last night. It was the biggest meeting of the branch since the enthusiasm generate by the leadership elections; wonder why. We discussed the results of the referendum, the de-facto validation of racism, the increase in racists attacks (two restaurants in Deptford have been attacked) and the fact that Labour voters split 2-1 for Remain. There are two theories as to why that might be. Firstly that globalisation has created losers which since 1997, Labour has stopped speaking to them. The other is that Jeremy Corbyn didn’t campaign hard enough. Most speakersĀ  at the meeting, including me, thought the former was the problem not the latter.

More speakers opposed the coup than supported it, and several attendees had been at the demo the day before. One comrade asked what Vicky had done in the vote of confidence, but no-one knew.

Pebbles

Coup

Yesterday was a bit of day. One firing and 17 resignations from the Shadow Cabinet, allegedly they have no confidence in Corbyn, more likely they have no confidence in the membership. There was a demo in Parliament Square, so I popped down to show my support for Corbyn, along with many others, some say 10,000 but I doubt it; but Parliament Sq. was full by the time Jezza spoke. I am trying to find some time to write something longer. There were some dogs present; demo dogs.

Coup

Cowardice

It would seem that turnout for the under 25’s wasn’t good, but we should remember that Cameron in his cowardice refused to allow 16-18 years olds to vote, unlike in Scotland, refused to allow EU citizens (and tax payers) in the UK the right to vote, refused to allow many British resident citizens in Europe to vote. The vote was also run on his purged electoral role.

Cowardice