UK Momentum

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.

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...