Momentum’s leaders taught supporters to reject any criticism, and encouraged a siege mentality. Now they are under attack by their own grassroots.
Seven points to reflect on during the coming weeks, including this: the centre ground of British politics is vacant.
Following allegations of intimidation several Labour councillors have indicated they are standing down.
Plus: beware of claims that we’ve reached Peak Corbyn. Don’t raise fuel duty. Scrap hospital car parking charges. And: Hands keeps his promises.
The Conservative Government is also going to have to get back to its DNA – cutting taxes. Reductions for those on incomes below £45,000 would send a powerful signal.
It wasn’t just about antisemitism. The Conservatives pledged to maintain weekly bin collections. Labour did not.
I want to commend every single one of you that stood for council or campaigned in any way in this poll.
There have been some shocking cases of personal abuse. Bullying must not be allowed to triumph.
“I didn’t expect my daughter to be rung by Special Branch to check her movements in this country.”
Perhaps they were naive to stay on so long, but at least they had a logical red line and the guts to honour it. Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Labour Party is utterly cowed.
Labour’s politics of entitlement might appeal to some of my fellow college students, but there are plenty of us who want the chance to work hard and improve our lives.
The Mayor of London’s attacks on Uber and the car hire industry show he is positioning himself for a future Labour leadership contest.
Key voters include those who voted heavily to remain in the EU, and were decisive in the lost Tory seats of Battersea, Kensington, Kingston and Twickenham.
We focus on three core activities: digital activism, on the ground campaigning, and recruiting and training grassroots activists.
Like the Model T Ford, only somewhat less innovative, the Labour Party is now offering any kind of Left you want, as long as it’s Hard.