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Breaking: download MPs’ full ‘No Holding Back’ report on why working-class voters abandoned Labour over Brexit

Three of the best-loved figures on the Labour left – Laura Smith, Ian Lavery and Jon Trickett – have now published their full report on their ‘Zoom tour’ meeting thousands of working-class people in thirty towns, hearing why working-class communities abandoned Labour at the 2019 general election.

The trio found that overwhelmingly the party’s Brexit ‘betrayal’ and disrespect for those communities’ referendum vote had driven the exodus – and have demanded a public apology from Keir Starmer, the architect of the policy u-turn on Labour’s 2017 commitment to respect the EU referendum result. They have now published their report in full and it can be downloaded in PDF format here.

So afraid did the so-called ‘centrists’ seem to be that they launched a pre-emptive smear claiming that Lavery and Trickett had supported the u-turn – a smear laughably easy to disprove.

A few of the many comments by working-class people quoted in the report

The three launched their report with an online conference this evening, streamed live on Facebook. Catch up with the discussion and Q&A below:

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  1. Thanks for this. Lets keep it hot. Many minds make light work. It must be digested and regurgitated and shoved up Sir Remain Keith Starmer’s 🔞🔞🔞

  2. Pathetic, just as if those who usually vote Labour are going to come forward and admit to falling for Farage’s anti immigration propaganda.

    1. One of the saddest lessons of history is this:
      If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth.
      The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.
      Carl Sagan,

    2. Blairite logic JackT. Cheap Labour to serve the ‘Gig Economy’, Zero hours contracts & complete casualisation to force down the cost of unskilled labour. A simple rule of economics, Works well in London.

  3. At last, it has been said: Keir Rodney Starmer, the architect of Labour’s U Turn on respecting the Referendum, IS responsible for Labour’s defeat at GE2020. An apology is the least he can give, but he probably doesn’t even care enough to give a fig.

    The leader from Hell, backed by and serving the trilateral billionaires.

  4. GE 20*19* – sorrry..

    In the Report it says:

    “In terms of the leader approval ratings, in the North of England 40% support Boris Johnson comparedto 38% for Sir Keir Starmer. Nonetheless, Labour has made some gains among these three groups: remainers, the South (incLondon) and middle class voters”.

    I fear this is the death-knell that the MSM billionaire press are refusing to explain: Labour’s leader is underperforming against a not very substantial PM, whom the tories will drop in good time to win the next GE.

    Labour, on the other hand, makes do with a billionaire-backed bad leader who is already costing them support and embittering members.

    1. Before you start comparing Starmer against Boris I suggest you first compare how JC’s polling fared against BJ’s.

      1. Temporary Embarrassment’s a Red Tory and 5hats two elections they have won for cheap and nasties

      2. I seem to remember Corbyn was polling much higher against a (slightly) more competent may’s government, until stammer- aided by fatberg – shat on democracy.

        Now we have THE worst government to have EVER existed and, slimeball can only edge ahead infinitessimally in a few opinion pollster’s charts against them.


        Be in NO doubt about it – It’s because he openly agrees with, and supports them on just about everything, so there’s NO fucking difference between them. We are, as-near-as-damn-it, a one-party state these days.

        And once again, don’t bother replying unless it’s to point out a difference between stammerism amd conservatism, or an instance when stammer’s OPPOSED them.

  5. I watched the conference on zoom but I were disappointed, they said they wanted the views of the public many of whom gave comments during the vid call regarding Starmer that he is the reason for splitting the party purging the LW but when it came to the questions & answers at the end, they chose a few that fit their narrative none about how unhappy people are with the direction the party is going. So much for listening.

      1. Facebook and Zoom aside, the broadcast was very good. And the Report itself, fantastic! Eight mentions of Sir Keir Rodney Starmer and every one of them indicating how bad for Labour and its electoral appeal he has been so far. I’m sure David Rockefeller and the trilat billionaires are delighted with him tho’ (and Boris too).

  6. For the love of God stand up and declare there is no room in the Labour party for Red Tories
    At same time talk to 3 left wing candidates in Unison election and kick arse,
    This is beyond pathetic, it really is Tooting Popular Front or is it the Popular Front of Tooting

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