Liverpool newspaper The Liverpool Echo has published an article mocking (if only in the headline) the delegates selected by Garston and Halewood (G&H) CLP (constituency Labour party) – for crowdfunding the costs of their attendance at this year’s vital annual Conference in Brighton:
Clearly the newspaper and its reporter don’t understand how the ‘collective‘ – which we saw beautifully in action this week in the case of ‘different barrister’ Duncan Shipley Dalton crowdfunding for his bar exam costs so he can help Labour members – works as a core principle of a socialist Labour party.
A majority of Labour members and supporters are delighted to at least have the opportunity to support anything that will advance the left-wing cause to help bring about a Labour government and start righting the many wrongs the Tories have inflicted on our society – as the paper itself tacitly acknowledges when it admits the delegates have already achieved 64% of their fundraising target.
The crowdfunding has been organised by delegate Val Colvin, who became an internet phenomenon during last year’s leadership contest when she appeared in a red Corbyn t-shirt behind challenger Owen Smith during his infamous ‘ice cream van’ visit to Liverpool – and ended up photoshopped into images of Peter Mandelson and other right-wing figures:
The newspaper might not get it, but the SKWAWKBOX and its readers do – and we’ve helped Bristol and others crowdfund for their own delegates and other projects. The G&H crowdfunding page closes on Monday evening, so if you’d like to help the delegates fill the final 36% of their target, you can do so here.
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