Right-wing ‘Labour’ sites have claimed that Labour has resurrected Tony Blair’s ‘Thousand Club’ and that this is because the party’s finances are less healthy than they have been since the pro-Corbyn membership surge wiped out Labour’s debts.
As usual, it’s complete nonsense.
A Labour source told the SKWAWKBOX:
It’s just a refocusing of our donor strategy. We’re doing a lot of things that the party wasn’t doing before, so we’re offering donors the chance to sponsor specific projects.
In particular, that means things like our new community organisers, BAME leadership/candidate development programmes, policy work and so on.
It gives those with deeper pockets the chance to show genuine altruism – but all linked to organising and community engagement. Many saw the old Thousand Club as elitist, but the new Rose Network is about benefiting the grassroots and communities.
The only benefit to donors is to feel directly connected to the work to elect a labour government as soon as possible – and of course our thousands of small donors, those who can only afford £10 or £20, are just as valuable.
Yet again right-wing rags are trying to make something out of nothing.
Labour doing what it takes for the many, as usual.
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