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 speakers 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.