Another clamp-down on member free speech and democracy likely as desperate Labour tries to suppress revolt against worst leader in party’s history – but there should be a way around the ban
Thousands of Labour members have begun circulating proposed motions of no confidence in Keir Starmer that they want to debate and vote on in their CLPs (local party units), after his dire leadership led to Labour’s abysmal performance in last week’s local elections and Hartlepool by-election – and his actions since then in declaring war on the left and trying to shift blame for his fiasco.
But on previous form, Starmer’s acting hatchet-man David Evans is likely to issue a ban on motions of no-confidence – such motions had already been wrongly ruled ‘out of order’ in many parts of the country. Some have proposed tabling a motion of confidence in Keir Starmer and defeating that as an expression of no confidence.
But not having confidence is not unambiguously the same as having zero confidence. So if they face yet another attack on their free speech and democratic rights, here is a succinct motion of confidence in Starmer that members should demand their CLP ‘exec’ put on the agenda of the next CLP meeting – and then work to ensure it is defeated:
[Name of] CLP has at least 0.1% confidence in Keir Starmer and his leadership of the party.
This motion, if defeated, will have no ambiguity in meaning that members have no confidence whatever in the worst and most destructive leader in the history of the party. Spread the word.
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