Murdoch press and others had claimed a fall of 150,000 in party’s membership
The publication of Labour’s latest membership figure has nailed false claims of a collapse by the so-called ‘mainstream’ media. The Murdoch Times and other outlets had claimed huge falls in the number of Labour members in a supposed ‘Brexit backlash’:
Labour’s membership has dropped since the beginning of the year, but the latest tally of 485,000 ordinary members – not counting large numbers of union affiliate members – is fully 100,000 higher than the 385,000 claimed by the Establishment media.
Labour is still – by a huge margin – the biggest party in the UK and remains the largest in Europe.
Yet another Establishment attempt to undermine Labour’s status – no doubt fuelled by false briefing by Labour right-wingers – has been exposed.
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