Momentum

Momentum Conference Stuffed With Anti-Labour Speakers

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Politics

The lineup for Momentum’s Labour conference is full of speakers who have a history of opposing Labour. The event, which will run at the same time as...

'Hilary Benn Doesn't Want To Be A Labour Politician' Corbyn-Backing Union Boss Tosh McDonald Speaks Out

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Politics

With his long white hair and trimmed beard, Tosh McDonald looks more like a glam rocker than the president of a trade union. A railway worker since 19...

Momentum supporters in Wales back Stephen Kinnock

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Politics

Momentum supporters in Wales have rallied to defend Stephen Kinnock after he was accused of concealing details of his daughter’s private education. ...

Jeremy Corbyn Campaign T-Shirts 'Made Using Slave Labour'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.07.2016 | UK

Bangladeshi workers are being paid just 30p an hour to make T-shirts supporting Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaign, it has been reported. Machinist...

Venues Are Preventing Corbyn Supporters From Meeting in West London

Salman Shaheen | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Politics
Salman Shaheen

Labour party members in West London hoping to show their support for Jeremy Corbyn in the leadership contest have been prevented from meeting by a num...

The Waugh Zone July 21, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday July 21, 2016… 1) JEZITATION, REPETITION, DEVIATION The House of Commons rises for its summer r...

Momentum Deny Changing Its Name After Company Becomes 'Jeremy For Labour'

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Politics

The Jeremy Corbyn-backing Momentum group has denied changing its name, despite the company which runs the organisation rebranding ahead of this summer...

Labour: A Political Soap Opera

Jack Jenkins | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Jack Jenkins

The answer is they probably won't be able to and that in itself is a catastrophe. In such vitriolic times the country needs Parliament to function properly, especially with a government just entering its infancy, something it will not be able to do without a unified opposition. Labour needs to sort itself out and quickly, for the sake of us all.

From the Margins to Labour, With a Word or Two About Momentum

Amy Kenyon | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Amy Kenyon

I joined Labour before the last leadership election. Cards on the table: not only had I been deeply sceptical about Labour since the Blair years, but I have never been much of a joiner. I have often felt more comfortable as an outsider, even to those organisations/parties I most support.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Charlie Compitus | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Politics
Charlie Compitus

BLAIR REVEALS HE IS HUMAN & THE CHICKEN COUP The year two thousand and sixteen (MMXVI) will no doubt be chiselled into the dusty, rich leathery bo...

Is Momentum a Modern Militant? Not Really

Sam Harrison | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

Regardless of its leaders' exhortations, it seems unlikely that the Corbynite membership will remain in the Labour Party if Corbyn himself is removed as leader, which means that Momentum's future, at least its future in the party, is in doubt. While it endures, however, it remains one of the more intriguing elements of Corbyn's Labour...

Hilary Benn Launches Blistering Tirade At Momentum Boss For Election Achievements

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK

Hilary Benn has launched a furious tirade at the head of pro-Corbyn group ‘Momentum’ for claiming winning elections was “only the small bit that...

Jezza's Bezzas: Labour's New Members

Tim Bale | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Politics
Tim Bale

Just over two-thirds of Labour's post-GE2015 members and supporters (68%) have retweeted, posted or forwarded a message supporting the Labour Party on social media and nearly nine out of ten (88%) claim to have signed a petition on behalf of the party. But only 15% of them have participated in door-to-door or telephone canvassing of voters or helped out at a party function...

Adam Boulton Calls Jeremy Corbyn A 'Loser' In Fiery Debate On Labour Leadership

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK

Sky News presenter Adam Boulton branded Jeremy Corbyn a "loser" in a fiery debate over whether Labour could win a general election with him as the par...

Corbyn Supporter Blocked From NEC Election

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Politics

A young left-winger who hoped to replace Ken Livingstone on Labour’s ruling body has failed to win the required backing of her local party, HuffPost...

Tessa Jowell: Labour Can't Become A 'Sect'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Politics

Former Cabinet minister Tessa Jowell has warned Jeremy Corbyn and his allies not to turn Labour into a “sect” which is “obsessed with rooting ou...

Happy Birthday Momentum: It's Time to Grow Up

Leon Spence | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Politics
Leon Spence

A couple of days ago an email dropped into my inbox which took me by surprise. It told me that this Friday Momentum, the group set up by ardent supporters of Jeremy Corbyn to dig in around their man, were celebrating their birthday and they wanted to share some of their achievements.

If We Really Want Change, We All Need to Be Activists

Stella Creasy | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Politics
Stella Creasy

Any form of activism which doesn't have a suggested solution attached to it or resources to make it happen is little more than a displacement activity. And that's the same whether you are in office or in opposition. Protest marches too may make you feel good, but put down the placard and ask where the power lies and how you can access it if you really want to make a difference.

'Momentum' Will Picket This Woman's Fundraiser But Labour MPs Are Having None Of It

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK

Incensed Labour MPs have savaged the Jeremy Corbyn campaign group 'Momentum' over its plans to picket a Blairite council candidate's fundraiser next w...

MP Says 'Rag Bag' Momentum Members Are 'Trotskyists Who Have No Place In Labour'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK

A Labour MP and ex-shadow minister has attacked Jeremy Corbyn's grassroots support group 'Momentum' for being a Trotskyist "rag bag" whose members "ha...

'Corbynistas' V 'Moderates': Students NEC Battle Looms

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s grip on Labour’s ruling body is facing a key test this weekend as the leftwing Momentum movement battles it out with ‘moderate...

The Waugh Zone February 25, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday February 25, 2016… 1) SACK CRACKS No10 has been pretty swift this morning in firmly dissing the...

Labour Urged To Ban Pro-Corbyn Activist Group

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Politics

Labour is facing calls to formally ban the left-wing activist group Momentum amid fears that its members are infiltrators from Trotskyite parties. ...

I'd Never Been Ashamed for How I Look or for Being Proud of Who I Am - Until Yesterday

Frankie Leach | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Frankie Leach

Yesterday, I got Guido'd. Like having your photo posted on Redwatch or in the Daily Mail, this is something anyone politically active on the left may have to deal with at some point. Of course, being a young woman, the attack takes on a specific character...

Question Time Audience Star Appears At Momentum Event

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Politics

The woman who electrified the tax credits cuts debate with an emotional appeal on the BBC’s Question Time has joined Shadow Chancellor John McDonnel...