Key test for Momentum too
Jeremy Corbyn and grassroots movement Momentum are facing a key test in the Copeland by-election as one of his supporters
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.
The right of the Labour Party, for all its doom-stricken expressions and angry attacks on Corbyn and his adherents, is in fact being insufficiently pessimistic. They seem to think that if they replace their leader with a balding, uncharismatic, middle-class technocrat, it will be sufficient to avert the collapse of the Labour electoral coalition, ride out the politically destabilising effects of Brexit, and confront the emerging problem of a new fascism that could define the future of western politics. Myself, I shall stick with Corbyn.
The five things you need to know on Monday June 6, 2016… 1) FERAL MOGGY John Major’s volcanic eruption on the Marr Show yesterday
Local party declines to back her
A young left-winger who hoped to replace Ken Livingstone on Labour’s ruling body has failed to win the required backing of
Tom Watson Deputy leader Tom Watson intervened, saying “You should feel uncomfortable”, before others around the table proceeded
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...