Well-known Labour left activist to stand to block attempt to force Labour into damaging anti-Brexit position at September’s annual conference
‘Remain ultra’ groups have launched a bid to have the Labour Party’s annual conference in September commit the party to a full ‘stop Brexit’ position.
Clive Lewis, one of the most vocal anti-Brexiters on the left of the party tweeted a link to a Huffington Post article outlining the bid:
But well-known left activist Chelley Ryan, who has been involved in the ‘Corbyn project’ since before the formal launch of Corbyn’s candidacy for the leadership, reacted with a public pledge – and an urgent call for others to do the same:
Some CLPs (constituency Labour parties) have already elected their delegates, but many have not. The deadline for confirming elected delegates to the party’s conference services team is 28 June.
Recent election results showed none of the claimed ‘surge’ for remain parties, according to election experts – and a large protest by instinctive Labour voters in Labour’s northern heartlands against perceived attempts to block the enactment of the 2016 referendum result. The results of the European Parliament elections are expected to reveal huge gains for the new Brexit party in those same areas and more.
Labour needs to drop the notion of a new public vote entirely if it wants to win the next general election – and certainly cannot afford a damaging commitment to one. The party owes it to the millions suffering under Tory government to end this nonsense.
Labour members who want to see Corbyn in Downing Street need to organise urgently – to ensure they elect delegate who will reject this self-destructive remain-ultra move, or if their delegates are already elected then to ensure that they are mandated to do so.
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