Delegates supporting Corbyn position decisively greater than those against
Desperate centrist and soft-left hard-remainers have begun to attack general secretary Jennie Formby and session chair Wendy Nichols over the result of today’s conference vote, in which delegates voted to support Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit position by decisively defeating ‘Composite 13’, a motion that would have bound Labour to the car-crash of campaigning for remain even against its own deal with the EU.
Remainers claim that the vote by show of hands was too close to be certain of the result and that a ‘card vote’ should therefore have been taken.
But the video evidence of the vote, as captured by the BBC, is unequivocal – and is captured in the looped gif image below, so viewers can easily see it as many times as they wish and judge for themselves:
The video on the vote concerning the NEC statement confirming Corbyn’s position, which won by the same kind of proportion – since it spoke on the same topic – is even clearer:
Formby’s intervention on Composite 13 was purely to point out to Nichols that she had called the vote as ‘carried’ when she had meant to say ‘defeated’.
And Nichols gave short shrift to a remainer delegate who had implied that she was not calling the result fairly – pointing out that Unison had voted against the motion and she is a former Unison president and still represents the same union:
Those attempting to contest the unequivocally clear outcome don’t have a leg to stand on.
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