UK Momentum

For The Conservatives, The Question Is Where Are The Young?

Stephen Canning | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Politics
Stephen Canning

The Conservatives have a strong pro-enterprise, socially liberal message that young people do genuinely want to hear. Our organisation needs to rethink how it taps into its significant young membership to help share and spread this message, and bring the young people home. The Labour Party has Momentum, we need to give our young people direction.

How Momentum Changed British Politics Forever

Adam Peggs | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Politics
Adam Peggs

When this election began, Theresa May believed Labour had no hope of making gains. She anticipated pushing us into electoral oblivion - instead we have seen a historic resurgence. I'm proud to be part of a movement, Momentum, that has played a pivotal role in scuppering those plans.

Why You Should Pick Up The Phone And Persuade Your Grandfolks To Vote Labour

Tiernan Douieb | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics
Tiernan Douieb

A lot of pensioners will vote Tory, many just out of habit. That's why we need to talk to our grandparents about what another five years of the Tories would do to us, as well as them. According to the experts, Labour has a huge lead with people under 50, while the Conservatives are wooing the over 50s and even more so the over 60s. It seems fairly obvious why this is.

Labour Can Overcome The Odds And Win This Election

Aydin Dikerdem | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK Politics
Aydin Dikerdem

The lessons from my experience at the local level are that divided parties don't function. If Labour is to win, it must mobilise its new membership and organise the largest mass canvassing campaign seen in a generation. Combining the knowledge and experience of long time activists with the energy and enthusiasm of new members can create a winning force.

Jeremy Corbyn's Common Sense Policies Challenge Britain's Unjust Economic Model

Adam Peggs | Posted 16.04.2017 | UK Politics
Adam Peggs

The rampant inequality that pervades British society is often defended on the basis of absurd myths about how our economy actually functions. This week, Jeremy Corbyn opened up a full frontal attack on three of these myths by unveiling common-sense, yet also radical policies to modernise and rebalance Britain's economy in favour of the majority.

Labour Is Making It Clear That We Are The Party For Pensioners

Ruth Wilson | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Politics
Ruth Wilson

With our new Pensioners Pledge Card, Labour is making it clear that we are the party for pensioners. Labour is showing that we are not just the party of working people but also the party of the retired in Britain.

The Revolution Will Be Splintered

William Davie | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Politics
William Davie

I don't know, right now I don't think there is one. I think Labour needs to take a long hard look, at what type of party it wants to be, and what views it represents, and how best it can accommodate all other views as well. But this will take a while, and in the meantime, I suspect we're going to see more protests outside the New Statesman, and more government policies going unquestioned.

The Faux Scandal Over Unite And Momentum Shows Why Labour Must be Reformed

Elizabeth Hayden | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Politics
Elizabeth Hayden

With Labour polling 19 points behind the Conservatives, nobody on the left can afford to have illusions of happy days within the foreseeable future, but the response to that is not to get despondent, to give up, or fixate obsessively on left-on-left sectarianism.

Momentum Organiser Tells Labour MPs To Not Block Party Members From Picking Corbyn's Successor

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Politics

Labour MPs must not prevent party members from choosing Jeremy Corbyn’s successor, a senior Momentum leader says. In an interview with The Huffingto...

When Unity Is Required, Tom Watson Manufactures Division - It's Small Surprise He Has Worked To Split The Party Again This Week

Len McCluskey | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Politics
Len McCluskey

For the last three months I have been touring the country meeting working men and women as I campaign to be re-elected as Unite's General Secretary... But there is another world in our movement, alas. A world of skullduggery, smears and secret plots. That is where you will find Tom Watson. When Labour has needed loyalty he has been sharpening his knife looking for a back to stab. When unity is required, he manufactures division. It is small surprise that he has then worked to split the Party again this week. He has form as long as his arm. And now his sights are set on abusing the internal democracy of Unite.

Corbyn Under Fire From MPs As Watson-Momentum Row Ignites

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn and his media chief have come under attack from angry Labour MPs over claims that left-wing group Momentum was plotting to take over the...

Corbyn And Watson Have 'Robust' Chat About 'Hard Left' Momentum Take Over Claims

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn and Tom Watson have had a “robust” but “constructive” discussion following accusations from Labour’s deputy leader that the ...

Corbyn 'Helped' Momentum Activist's Gorton By-Election Bid

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn personally intervened in Labour’s selection for the Manchester Gorton by-election to back a Momentum candidate, HuffPost UK has learne...

Tom Watson Warns Of 'Hard Left' Momentum Plot To Take Over Labour

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Politics

Tom Watson has warned there is a “hard left” plot by the Momentum campaign group to take over Labour. Labour’s deputy leader this morning urged ...

The Waugh Zone March 20, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, March 20… 1) WE WE, OURS Theresa May is off on her nationwide tour, which together with her new ...

Tom Watson Warns Pro-Corbyn 'Momentum' Will 'Destroy' Labour In Twitter Scrap

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK

A civil war is threatening to tear Labour apart as deputy leader Tom Watson warned hard-left supporters of Jeremy Corbyn against trying “destroy” ...

Momentum Activist Facing Expulsion Over Anti-Semitism

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics

Momentum activist Jackie Walker is facing expulsion from the Labour party after allegations of anti-semitism were referred to a full disciplinary hear...

Corbyn Supporter Tipped To Fight Copeland By-Election

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn and grassroots movement Momentum are facing a key test in the Copeland by-election as one of his supporters emerged as the favourite to ...

The Waugh Zone January 11, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday, January 11… 1) 360 DEGREES OF SEPARATION It’s the first PMQs of 2017 today and it ought not t...

Momentum Moves To Purge Non-Labour Members

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Politics

Momentum, the pro-Jeremy Corbyn grassroots campaign group which helped propel him to a second leadership victory last year, has moved to purge non-Lab...

Jeremy Corbyn Tells Momentum To Unite Amid Internal Rift As Aides Plot Leadership Relaunch

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has told his Momentum campaign organisation it needs to unite following weeks of bitter divisions over its future as he plans a relaunch...

Democracy Demands a Richer Britain

Jem Bendell | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Politics
Jem Bendell

Members of Parliament don't need to have all the answers. Better if they don't. But the onus is on them - as elected representatives - to start an urgent conversation with people about how to reshape our economy for a richer Britain. If citizens sense this could be the beginning of a new participation, then 2016 could yet go down in history as the start of a revival of Western democracy.

Fascism Must Never Trump Democracy

Tess Finch-Lees | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Politics
Tess Finch-Lees

Now is not the time to hide in a bunker. If something's worth fighting for, be it the NHS, libraries, equality, or multi-culturalism, get out and fight for it. It'll take more than armchair activism to salvage any hope from this wreckage.

Putting Momentum On A General Election Footing

Gabriel Bristow | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics
Gabriel Bristow

Being a member of a party is not like being a fan of a football team. It's not enough to buy a season ticket, go to matches, and moan when the manager makes the wrong decision. We are the first eleven. Whether you feel like the the centre forward or the goalie, we've all got an active role to play, and it's our duty to win. And I don't even like football.

We've Had The Rise Of Digital Politics - Now It's Time For The Rise Of Digital Democracy

Carl Miller | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Politics
Carl Miller

The digital world has become a key battleground during every political campaign; central to each Party's strategy in how to raise volunteers, win votes, frame issues, and get money. That same culture of innovation, the daring and restless experimentation that have happened in the technologies that power digital campaigning, and in the campaigns that use them, also need to be applied to the basic democratic system itself. Now is the time to seriously contemplate using technology to transform democracy.