Leading left-wing Labour MP Ian Lavery has issued an urgent video calling for members of the party who want to see a genuine alternative to respond to today’s events by staying in and fighting for Labour’s future.
Lavery tells members he fully understands their frustrations at the actions of party leader Keir Starmer, but that this only makes it all the more essential that they respond by renewing their determination to organise and win, for the sake of the millions of desperate people who need radical Labour policies enacted:
Lavery is right. There have been many saying today – including many sockpuppet accounts no doubt hoping to spread the idea – that they will leave the party, but that will play exactly into the hands of those trying to sicken and drive away the left so the doors can be walled up after them.
And his call is all the more urgent, given the resolve to organise for a leadership challenge that has been galvanised among Labour’s left MPs by today’s woeful responses by Keir Starmer.
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