UK Momentum

Momentum Founder 'Set For Seat' On Labour's Ruling NEC

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Politics

The founder of the grassroots movement Momentum is being lined up for a key seat on Labour’s ruling body, HuffPost UK can reveal. Jon Lansman, a clo...

Let's Make Sure The 'Government In Waiting' Isn't Waiting Any Longer

Tom Hinchcliffe | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Politics
Tom Hinchcliffe

This is not opportunistic pragmatism, but a chance to put Labour's policies for a fairer redistribution of wealth, properly funded public services, and a stronger sense of social justice to the electorate at a time when the British economy is extremely vulnerable to the effects of Brexit and we have a Conservative government who are failing the British people, with a leader who isn't up to the job - Jeremy has proved that he is.

Membership For Pro-Corbyn Group Momentum Hits 31,000 Just Two Years After Being Formed

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 08.10.2017 | UK

Membership for pro-Jeremy Corbyn campaign group Momentum has hit more than 31,000, just two years after it was created. Founded in October 2015, the g...

Momentum's Jon Lansman: I Know Labour Has A Problem With Anti-Semitism

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 01.10.2017 | UK Politics

.@PeoplesMomentum founder @jonlansman admits there is a problem with anti-semitism in @UKLabour #marr— The Andrew Marr Sh...

Labour Member Explains Why He Took A Portrait Of Jeremy Corbyn Adorned With Fairy Lights To Conference

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Politics

Labour Party Conference has seen its fair share of interesting sights this year - but a huge portrait of Jeremy Corbyn, adorned with fairy lights and ...

Bottom-Up Movements Will Transform Labour, And Prepare The Ground For A New Kind Of Electoral Victory

Ali Reza Naraghi | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Politics
Ali Reza Naraghi

Labour might be divided on whether or not the result of the general election was good enough, but one thing is undeniable: the party possesses an unparalleled strength when it embraces bottom-up movements.

Marginalising Labour MPs Will Do Nothing To Put The Party Back In Government

Richard Angell | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Politics
Richard Angell

Attempts to clip their representatives' wings or reduce their role to parliamentary cannon fodder are not just laughable, they will also fatally undermine Labour attempts to win power and implement the policies that enthused so many. Momentum's relentless focus on changing party rules will do nothing to help Labour change the government.

Corbyn Supporters Take Control Of Party Conference Committee

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn supporters are set to control the agenda of Labour’s annual conference after a comprehensive victory for Left candidates in a key part...

The First Week Of 'Tory Momentum' Has Been An Absolute Disaster

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK

Things got off to a shaky start for the group dubbed “Tory Momentum” - but the group has suffered yet another PR disaster after their Twitter acco...

Each Party Needs To Be Bolder In Combating The Housing Crisis

Adam Peggs | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Politics
Adam Peggs

It should go without saying that Britain is facing its worst housing crisis for decades, if not longer - yet it is also a massive opportunity to radically reform the housing market and put tenants before landlords.

Laura Pidcock Is Right, The Tories Are The Enemy

Frankie Leach | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Frankie Leach

Pidcock's comments caused widespread outrage, particularly with the more moderate figures within the Labour Party. But why? Why is it so shocking and surprising that a socialist trade unionist would be opposed to befriending Conservatives?

Why I'm Knocking On Doors To #Unseat Justine Greening

Adam Peggs | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Politics
Adam Peggs

Having recently graduated I won't be affected by further rises in tuition fees under the Tories or the scrapping of student maintenance grants, but those who are unlucky enough to study after me will have to pay more while receiving less financial support.

'Hit-List' Momentum Group Claims Its Facebook Was 'Hacked'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Politics

A local branch of Momentum has denied that it is backing the deselection of Labour MPs and has even claimed that its Facebook page was ‘hacked’ to...

Corbyn Boost As Momentum Takes Control Of Local Parties

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Politics

The grassroots campaign group Momentum is building on Jeremy Corbyn’s general election “surge” by taking control of local parties ahead of the a...

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...