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By Malcolm Armsteen
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#610201
So, Momentum continues, without the Grey Lansman. Forward Momentum splits off and takes one tattered part of the Trot banner forwards. Now another split, Momentum Renewal. Backed by that political genius Ian Lavery and the ever- reliable Aaron Bastardly. It stresses the need for 'left unity'.

I'll leave that one to you, as the jokes just write themselves.

But seriously - parties within parties are not permitted under the constitution of the Labour POarty, so where does "we aim to reforge it [Momentum Renewal] into an organisation that can unite, defend and advance our cause within our party".

"In the wake of a brutal election defeat and the election of a new leader, there will be an attempt to water down our politics" Not 'policies' you note, 'our politics'.

Apparently the 'right' (that is the sensible people) have spent the last five years 'undermining our party inside and out'.

Not a brain cell among them. Time they all got the hint and went.
By read some orwell
#610202
It seems Momentum Renewal, Forward Momentum etc are simply voting blocs within Momentum's internal elections, not splits within the group itself.

I agree parties within parties shouldn't exist, however there's a risk that groups such as Progress may be harmed by implementation of such judgement unless they can argue their low membership and lack of democratic structure simply makes them a lobbying group.
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By youngian
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#616181
Fresh elections have been conducted. If I’ve got this right (don’t care much if I haven’t) Forward Momentum won the whole slate and they’re the younger pro Europe hipster wing that live in the 21st century. The losers are old Lexit dinosaurs and Stalinists closer to Corbyn’s view of the world. So poor old Jez is even being snubbed in Momentum by Clive Lewis fans.
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By Malcolm Armsteen
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#616182
And the Grey Lansman has gone, to no sad cries at all.

The turnout was very low I believe, c8000 out of c33,000. Or 1.4% of the Labour Party.


https://labourlist.org/2020/07/victory- ... CDzeeBgkYY

Momentum Renewal (the sad losers) were supported by:
Ian Lavery, MP for Wansbeck
Kim Johnson, MP for Liverpool Riverside
Paula Barker, MP for Liverpool Wavertree
Jon Trickett, MP for Hemsworth
Sam Tarry, MP for Ilford South
Charlotte Nichols, MP for Warrington North
Olivia Blake, MP for Sheffield Hallam
Grahame Morris, MP for Easington
Bell Ribeiro-Addy, MP for Streatham
Mick Whitley, MP for Birkenhead
Nav Mishra, MP for Stockport

As well as sundry other nonentities you've never heard of, and inevitably, Aaron Bastani.
 
By Arrowhead
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#616377
Malcolm Armsteen wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:55 pm
Ian Lavery, MP for Wansbeck
Kim Johnson, MP for Liverpool Riverside
Paula Barker, MP for Liverpool Wavertree
Jon Trickett, MP for Hemsworth
Sam Tarry, MP for Ilford South
Charlotte Nichols, MP for Warrington North
Olivia Blake, MP for Sheffield Hallam
Grahame Morris, MP for Easington
Bell Ribeiro-Addy, MP for Streatham
Mick Whitley, MP for Birkenhead
Nav Mishra, MP for Stockport
If, following the next GE, Starmer finds himself as PM in a hung parliament (which, realistically, is probably the best Labour can hope for following the catastrofuck of GE2019), then this particular group of MP’s will be determined to make life as awkward as possible for him. The numbers would be so close that they could conceivably derail his entire leadership.
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By crabcakes_windermere
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#616386
Arrowhead wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:07 pm
Malcolm Armsteen wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:55 pm
Ian Lavery, MP for Wansbeck
Kim Johnson, MP for Liverpool Riverside
Paula Barker, MP for Liverpool Wavertree
Jon Trickett, MP for Hemsworth
Sam Tarry, MP for Ilford South
Charlotte Nichols, MP for Warrington North
Olivia Blake, MP for Sheffield Hallam
Grahame Morris, MP for Easington
Bell Ribeiro-Addy, MP for Streatham
Mick Whitley, MP for Birkenhead
Nav Mishra, MP for Stockport
If, following the next GE, Starmer finds himself as PM in a hung parliament (which, realistically, is probably the best Labour can hope for following the catastrofuck of GE2019), then this particular group of MP’s will be determined to make life as awkward as possible for him. The numbers would be so close that they could conceivably derail his entire leadership.
They'd have to vote with the Tories though on things or constantly abstain - so it'd be interesting to see how they'd square that with the whole "never working with the enemy" thing that saw Corbyn incapable of even considering working with Lib Dems, SNP or anyone else.
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By Tubby Isaacs
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#616697
Newly elected co-chairs of Momentum.

https://tribunemag.co.uk/2020/07/our-vi ... r-momentum

It's fairly abstract stuff and only one political entity gets picked out to be opposed- Tower Hamlets Council. Johnson and Co who passed the cuts on to them are safely out of the firing line. I don't want to be cynical, but it's funny that, for a group who "will organize in every region" that the defining issue that comes to mind is in Central London, isn't it?

They're going to "lead" criticism of Keir Starmer, who they fear will abandon the policies that has seen Labour romp home in the election,

"We are only just beginning", apparently. The golden age of Momentum, or their own term in office?
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