A vital opportunity at Birkenhead CLP AGM – today

Wow, Good luck Comrades!

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bhead town hall.pngBirkenhead’s old Town Hall

Birkenhead CLP (constituency Labour party) on Merseyside holds its annual general meeting (AGM) this evening. The CLP, which is represented – after a fashion – by the right-wing MP Frank Field, has an opportunity to make a transformative decision on how it is run and who by. The decision it makes this evening will have huge ramifications for the nature and actions of Labour in the area.

The meeting will take place at The Laurie’s Centre, Claughton Rd, Birkenhead CH41 6EY. Doors will open at 6.30pm for a prompt 7pm start.
 
A local activist told the SKWAWKBOX:

We have a full slate of experienced, honest and talented members, who are committed to:

  • unequivocal support for Jeremy Corbyn led Labour Party
  • a member-led Party, putting grassroots members at the centre of Party activities
  • reinstating Party democracy, which was diluted in the Kinnock/Blair/Brown eras
  • supporting Socialist policies…

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Tories’ latest Commons strategy: run away

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It’s not the first time it’s been said and it certainly won’t be the last: you couldn’t make it up – the Tories’ latest tactic for taking on Labour in the House of Commons is: running away.

runaway.gifLabour won votes in Parliament on tuition fees and pay for nurses – sadly, non-binding ‘Opposition Day’ motions – unanimously. Because the DUP had announced it was going to back the motions, so the Tories just ran for cover.

Not only that, but Theresa May has taken the extraordinary step of telling Tory MPs not to vote against any Labour motions for the entire two years of this Parliamentary session – which is two years long only because May is terrified she won’t get the traditional yearly Queen’s Speech past Parliament if she has one next year.

It was a move that even the mainstream media described as ‘humiliating’. Because it…

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