Earlier this week, the media media claimed that ‘hundreds’ of motions sent by constituency Labour parties (CLPs) to Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) demanding the party consult members again about a new referendum.
The SKWAWKBOX showed that the claims were incorrect, with one NEC member saying ‘a couple of dozen at most’ had been received. The journalist in question subsequently retracted the claim and changed it to about sixty.
However, other NEC members have contacted the SKWAWKBOX with further information showing the number is far lower.
One told the SKWAWKBOX that the number was ‘as low as ten and certainly no more than twenty’, while a third was more specific and stated that there were seventeen.
Interestingly, one of the sources told this blog that for the approaching women’s conference the party has received more than 170 motions – but only one was related to a new referendum or even to Brexit.
It seems Labour Party members recognise, whatever their feelings about leaving the EU, that a Labour government is a far higher priority for the suffering millions in this country.
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