UK Momentum

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.

Why New Labour And Talk Of Austerity Must Go

Jem Bendell | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Politics
Jem Bendell

When Labour speaks - at the national, regional and local level - it needs to explain how government has been failing families across the board and how this can be fixed. A continued pre-occupation with austerity won't cut it going forwards.

The Great Labour Party Merge

Adam Allnutt | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Allnutt

Corbyn is not going anywhere anytime soon unless there is a defeat at a general election at the earliest. But even after Corbyn leaves his supporters will stay and they will remain active, so what needs to be done is not fight with them and add to the wall brick by brick but to try and reach out to them.

Corbyn's Democratic Cant Is Running Out Of Road

Tim Connolly | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Politics
Tim Connolly

Thanks to the spotlight thrown by Labour party conference, voters have already seen some of the consequences of Corbyn's laissez-faire. But far worse is to come.

Jackie Walker Removed By Momentum As Vice-Chair After Anti-Semitism Complaints

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK

The left-wing pressure group Momentum has voted to remove Jackie Walker as vice-chair of its most senior committee after complaints against her of ant...

Momentum Vice Chair Suspended From Labour In Anti-Semitism Storm

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK

Momentum vice-chairwoman Jackie Walker has been suspended from Labour over controversial comments she made at a party training event. Leaked footage...

The Waugh Zone September 30, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday September 30… 1) BOTHER THERESA On Question Time last night, David Dimbleby pointed to an old g...

Anti-Semitism Row Escalates As Union Leader Calls For Pro-Corbyn Activist To Leave Party

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK

The vice chair of the pro-Jeremy Corbyn Momentum group, who is accused of making anti-Semitic remarks, must stand down from Labour, a union leader has...

The Waugh Zone September 27, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, September 26, 2016… 1) NUCLEAR MELTDOWN The real danger of Labour conference is that all the med...

Merchandise At Momentum Event 'Mocks' Injuries Suffered By Disabled Veterans

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK

Merchandise being sold at a Momentum-organised event at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool appears to make light of the injuries suffered by dis...

'What Does Your Teddy Stand For?' Momentum Children Event Asks Youngsters To Imagine Their Toy As Party Leader

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Politics

Children will be asked to consider “what does your teddy stand for” and stage a mock protest at a Momentum fringe event at Labour conference this ...

Owen Jones Leads Torrent Of Criticism Over #Dispatches Momentum Documentary

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK

The much-anticipated Channel 4 Dispatches documentary ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’ aired on Monday night, claiming to expose the inner workin...

5 Things We Learned From The #Dispatches Momentum Documentary

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK

Channel 4’s much anticipated Dispatches documentary, ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’ aired on Monday night, shining a light on the inner worki...

Momentum Video Shows Effect Dispatches Doc Had On Activists (Before It Even Aired)

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK

Channel 4’s much anticipated Dispatches documentary, ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’ aired on Monday night, shining a light on the inner worki...

Pro-Corbyn Group Momentum Are Launching A Kids' Wing And Everyone Thinks It's Ridiculous

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Comedy

Corbyn-backing activist group Momentum has announced a plan to improve young people’s political engagement and teach them how to campaign for Labour...

Corbyn: 'Diverse' Support Will Help In 2017 Local Elections

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has predicted that Labour will do well in next year’s local elections because of the “diversity” of people joining the party and a...

The Waugh Zone September 19, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, September 19, 2016… 1) SHADOW BOXING Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to his local boxing gym yesterday w...

'Momentum Kids' To Help Youngsters Get Into Politics

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Politics

The Jeremy Corbyn-supporting network Momentum is to launch a special youth wing in a bid to improve “political engagement” and campaigning skills ...

Corbyn Denies Allegations He Is Setting Up A Network Of "Spies" In The CLP

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 18.09.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has denied new Labour engagement officers will work as network of Momentum “spies”, as alleged in a Channel 4 investigation to be ai...

Undercover Momentum Footage Shows Left-Wing Activists Vying To 'Take Over' The Labour Party

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK

An undercover investigation has revealed how Momentum activists are vying to “take over” Labour, with supporters being urged to “flood” into t...

Momentum Rejects 'Slurs' It Claims Channel 4 Makes In Dispatches Undercover Investigation

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.09.2016 | UK

Left-wing campaign group Momentum has rejected alleged claims in an upcoming Channel 4 Dispatches investigation that it is an ‘entryist’ group sec...

Smith: Corbyn And Momentum Are The New 'Militant'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn and his “side-kick” John McDonnell are working with Momentum to drag Labour to the far left “by fair means or foul”, Owen Smith ...