UK Momentum

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 ...

Momentum Supporter Marc Wadsworth Attacks 'Right-Wing' Labour MP Ruth Smeeth For 'Consorting' With The Press

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Politics

The Labour activist who was suspended from the party after he grabbed headlines for heckling a Jewish Labour MP at an anti-Semitism event has insisted...

Corbyn Meets Trump In The Age Of Unreason

Peter Bradley | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Politics
Peter Bradley

Both campaigns have deliberately bypassed rational argument. They play instead to the emotional response of angry people for whom reason no longer makes sense. Since the time of Plato and Aristotle, democracy's critics have warned of the ease with which reason can be subverted and citizens seduced by the false oratory of charismatic leaders.

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.