What’s happening inside UK Labour.

Written By: - Date published: 11:19 am, May 22nd, 2018 - 4 comments
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Factional infighting within UK Labour remains as high as ever. While there was a brief reprieve after the 2017 General Election where the Corbyn lead Labour Party did much better than predicted, in 2018 the internal civil war is back on within the party.

The leftist pro Corbyn Momentum continue to make gains internally within the Party. Rival factions Progress and Labour First continue to resist this. At times this struggle has turned quite ugly, with one leading Progress Activist and Branch Chair making vile comments about Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thorburn being a ISIS sex slave

Momentum and other sections of the Labour left, while overall making gains within UK Labour, have made some tactical errors of late. In the recent selection for the Lewisham East by-election, the left vote was split. Left commentator Owen Jones argues that if Unite Union (the largest trade union within UK Labour) and Momentum had worked together the left may have had a shot.

4 comments on “What’s happening inside UK Labour.”

  1. cleangreen 1

    Hi Nick,

    I heard this morning that ex Mayor of London Ken Livingstone is leaving the UK Labour party also, what’s that all about?

    • TootigPopularFront 1.1

      Hounded out by the Blairite’s over a remark linking a former, very unpopular German Chancellor with the current prevailing ideology in Israel, as that Blairite rump in the Labour Party do the Tory’s job of destroying the Labour Party.

  2. Bill 2

    Ian McKenzie comes across as a particularly nice chap. I wonder why the Guardian and the rest haven’t run with calls for him to be disciplined? (No I don’t.)

  3. Marcus Morris 3

    Read the article in today’s Guardian which gives Ken Livingstons side of the story. He is definitely not antisemitic and was a great and inclusive mayor.How a small minority of Londoners ever preferred Boris the Buffoon to him I will never understand.

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