Urgent: Momentum Calls Anti Coup Protest

If the Blairite coup succeeds, the large number of overpaid unrepresentative Labour MPs will drag the party further from its grass roots, opening up the field for UKIP amongst traditional working class constituencies.  UKIP's target now, after Brexit, is working class votes.  

You know what that leads to....   

Stop that happening now:


Dear member,

The future is uncertain. After a Brexit vote we are in a time of national crisis, Cameron has resigned and we will likely have a general election with the potential of Britain lurching yet further to the right.
A small number of Labour MPs are using this as an opportunity to oust Jeremy, disrespect the Labour membership who elected him and to disregard our movement for a new kind of politics.
We cannot let this undemocratic behaviour succeed.
Join us at 6 pm outside Parliament tomorrow, Monday 27 June.
The Parliamentary Labour Party will be meeting inside, so let's make sure they can hear us, the Labour Party members and voters outside.

Please invite as many people as you can to the Facebook event.

We must now stand strong to #KeepCorbyn and build our movement.
In solidarity,

Team Momentum
Momentum is funded entirely by membership fees and donations from thousands of supporters across the UK.

Labour MPs Totally Out of Touch....

Meanwhile two of the 218 labour MPs, Dame Margaret Hodge and Lady Margaret Ann Coffey, have the cheek to submit a motion of no confidence in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn!

New! Sign the  38 degree petition and  Momentum petition.

Corbyns letter to Labour party members:

Dear member,
After yesterday's European referendum, politicians of all parties must listen to and respect the vote. Millions of voters have rejected a political establishment that has left them behind. Communities that have been hardest hit by government cuts and economic failure have voted against the status quo.

The first task is to come together and heal the divisions. Our country is divided and things need to change. Politicians on all sides must respect the decision of the British people.

Ours is the only party that can meet the challenge we now face. Labour is best placed to re-unite the country. We can do so because we didn't engage in project fear, and because we share people's dissatisfaction with the status quo. That was why we put a case for both remain and reform.

I will be making clear to both Remain and Leave voters that Labour will fight for the exit negotiations to be accountable to an open, transparent parliamentary process. And we'll do everything to secure the best deal for the people of Britain at every stage.

We cannot leave it to the Conservative Party - who have shown time and time again that they can't be trusted to stand up for working people. 

The Prime Minister has resigned and the Tories are deeply divided at a time when the country needs to come together and we need stability to head off economic crisis.

I want to thank all our campaigners, from Alan Johnson - who chaired Labour's campaign - to our whole Shadow Cabinet, and to members in constituencies across the whole country, for their tireless campaigning and commitment to social justice.

Labour was created to serve people in their communities and workplaces. We need to put that historic purpose into action now and campaign to protect and represent the people we serve.

Yours sincerely

Jeremy Corbyn
Leader of the Labour Party

Petition against John Mann calling Ken Livingstone "A Lying Racist"

New! Download the book behind Livingstone's comment, free: Zionism in the Age of the Dictators

Blairite John Mann MP bullied Ken Livingstone and called him "A lying racist" and "A disgusting racist" on national TV, in the run up to local elections.

Please sign this petition here: http://www.change.org/p/jeremy-corbyn-mp-disciplinary-procedure-for-john-mann-mp

"Disciplinary procedure for John Mann MP
John Mann MP, appallingly unprofessional and toxic behaviour to a fellow respected MP. Regardless of the argument - the harassment was totally opportunistic and beyond reprehensible. You are not at liberty, Mr Mann, to single-handedly bring the Labour Party into disrepute.
If you wonder why this petition was started watch Mann's behaviour below.
Here's one comment on the petition so far:

"John Mann has brought the Labour Party into disrepute and slandered Ken. Ken is not antisemitic and it is ridiculous that he has been suspended. Mann is the only person I see acting like a Nazi."

Mark Regev, Israeli Ambassador to the UK as of April 2016

Erdohow, Erdowhere, Erdogan

German comedian Jan Bohermann faces jail for 'insulting' the Turkish president and Kurd killer Erdogan:

The actual poem he is to be prosecuted for has been removed from the face of the internet.  It's very hard to find especially with an English translation, but we have located it (scroll down to the second video): www.therebel.media/german_leftist_state_broadcaster_zdf_finds_limit_to_freedom_of_speech

Cameron Did Have Investments in Father's Tax Dodging Fund

Present, Future, Past...
David Cameron initially (and carefully) stated that he has no offshore shares (now). Later he was forced to state that he will not benefit from any in the future.  He managed to evade talking about the past.

Now he has been compelled to admit that he did hold shares in Blairmore Holdings, a company blatantly but secretly set up to allow tax evasion. He admitted that he sold them in 2010.

Blairmore Holdings, currently worth £25 million, was set up by Cameron's father.  Shareholders were issued with 'bearer bonds' - certificates that were the only method of recording who owned shares - no register, no other records.

So if you had the certificate you were the only one who could ever show or claim a shareholding - very convenient if you forgot to tell the tax man - no one else could.  Until that is the Panama Papers leak, where correspondence from the law firm Mossack Fonseca happened to reveal it.


Members Complain Unite Rigged Ballot to Accept Employer's Offer

Oil workers have written to the UK Government claiming the Unite union allowed ineligible members to vote in the recent Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) ballot. Around 20 complaints have so far been sent to the office of the Certification Officer in London, which is responsible for overseeing the conduct of trade unions and ensuring correct procedures are followed.The Certification Officer was set up by Harold Wilson’s  Labour government in 1975.

The workers claim non-OCA staff were allowed to take part in the ballot which saw offshore workers agree by 477 to 471 votes to accept an offer of revised pay and conditions. It is not known how many votes are alleged to have been ineligible from approximately 1,000 ballots received. Energy Voice magazine

BBC orchestrated resignation of Labour Shadow minister

The BBC admits it co-ordinated in advance the on-air resignation of Stephen Doughty

BBC in blue
Yesterday, three Labour front-benchers resigned in protest at Jeremy Corbyn’s minor reshuffle. One of them – the previously unheard of Stephen Doughty – did so live on the Daily Politics just 5 minutes before the start of Prime Minister’s Questions, giving David Cameron the opportunity to bring it up in the chamber.

Today, the ‘output editor’ for the Daily Politics, wrote a – now taken down – blog on the BBC website’s ‘Academy’ section*, explaining how it all came about. You can read a cached version of the blog here.

Apparently, the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg set it all up. From the blog post:

"Just before 9am we learned from Laura Kuenssberg, who comes on the programme every Wednesday ahead of PMQs, that she was speaking to one junior shadow minister who was considering resigning. I wonder, mused our presenter Andrew Neil, if they would consider doing it live on the show?
"What's that you say? Corbyn might win? We'll see about that old boy."
The question was put to Laura, who thought it was a great idea. Considering it a long shot we carried on the usual work of building the show, and continued speaking to Labour MPs who were confirming reports of a string of shadow ministers considering their positions.
Within the hour we heard that Laura had sealed the deal: the shadow foreign minister Stephen Doughty would resign live in the studio.
Although he himself would probably acknowledge he isn’t a household name, we knew his resignation just before PMQs would be a dramatic moment with big political impact. We took the presenters aside to brief them on the interview while our colleagues on the news desk arranged for a camera crew to film him and Laura arriving in the studio for the TV news packages."
Thanks to alittleecon

The impartial Kuenssberg, in blue.
There is now an increasingly popular petition to sack the BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg:

"On The Daily Politics it appears the producer Andrew Alexander and Laura Kuenssberg conspired to arrange the resignation live on air of Stephen Doughty MP. This appears to have been done for max damage to the Labour leader and to create news, rather than report it. If these individuals did indeed conspire in this manner then they along with Andrew Neil should resign or be sacked. In signing this petition you are asking the BBC to consider their positions. "

Sign it here.

More from the Daily Mail no less:

BBC under fire for orchestrating resignation of shadow minister live on air after now deleted editor's blog revealed how it was stage-managed


Three previously unknown Labour MPs (below) have quit the shadow cabinet and two have been shuffled out.  What do they have in common?  Is it plain speaking?  Courageousness?  No - they are all members of the secretive and Blairite 'Progress' organisation within Labour.

The so called 'Progress' organisation was first set up as a company limited by guarantee in 1994 and the first director was Derek Draper, then a researcher for Peter Mandelson. It publishes no details of any membership and is controlled by the directors of the company. It has never released its register of guarantor members, nor its memorandum and articles of association, nor details of its corporate structure.

It is not easy to find out if an MP is a member of Progress.  You have to wade through their pompous voluble website and read between the lines.  We've tried our best, click these links and judge for yourself:

Stephen Doughty MP (resigned)
Jonathan Reynolds MP (resigned)
Kevan Jones MP (resigned)
Pat McFadden MP (shuffled out)
Michael Dugher MP (shuffled out)

'Progress' has strong support within the Parliamentary Labour Party; amongst Labour members it has virtually none - the 'Progress' candidate in  last years leadership got a tiny 4.5 percent of the votes.

Other prominent members of Progress you might see frequently on the media and BBC are
Simon Danczuk MP

Jess Phillips MP

Stephen Kinnock MP

Labour's List of Shame

Here are all the Labour MP's who defied official party policy on Syria and voted for war:

Adrian Bailey West Bromwich West
Alan Campbell Tynemouth
Alan Johnson Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Alison McGovern Wirral South
Angela Eagle Wallasey
Angela Smith Penistone and Stocksbridge
Ann Coffey Stockport
Anna Turley Redcar
Ben Bradshaw Exeter
Bridget Phillipson Houghton and Sunderland South
Caroline Flint Don Valley
Chris Bryant Rhondda
Chris Leslie Nottingham East
Chuka Umunna Streatham
Colleen Fletcher Coventry North East
Conor McGinn St Helens North
Dan Jarvis Barnsley Central
Emma Reynolds Wolverhampton North East
Frank Field Birkenhead
Gareth Thomas Harrow West
Geoffrey Robinson Coventry North West
George Howarth Knowsley
Gisela Stuart Birmingham
Gloria De Piero Ashfield
Graham Jones Hyndburn
Harriet Harman Camberwell and Peckham
Heidi Alexander Lewisham East
Helen Jones Warrington North
Hilary Benn Leeds Central
Holly Lynch Halifax
Ian Austin Dudley North
Jamie Reed Copeland
Jenny Chapman Darlington
Jim Dowd Lewisham West and Penge
Jim Fitzpatrick Poplar and Limehouse
Joan Ryan Enfield North
John Spellar Warley
John Woodcock Barrow and Furness
Keith Vaz Leicester East
Kevan Jones North Durham
Kevin Barron Rother Valley
Liz Kendall Leicester West
Louise Ellman Liverpool
Luciana Berger Liverpool
Lucy Powell Manchester Central
Margaret Beckett Derby South
Margaret Hodge Barking
Maria Eagle Garston and Halewood
Mary Creagh Wakefield
Michael Dugher Barnsley East
Neil Coyle Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Pat McFadden Wolverhampton South East
Peter Kyle Hove
Phil Wilson Sedgefield
Ruth Smeeth Stoke-on-Trent North
Simon Danczuk Rochdale
Siobhain McDonagh Mitcham and Morden
Stella Creasy Walthamstow
Stephen Doughty Cardiff South and Penarth
Susan Elan Jones Clwyd South
Tom Blenkinsop Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Tom Watson West Bromwich East
Tristram Hunt Stoke-on-Trent Central
Vernon Coaker Gedling
Wayne David Caerphilly
Yvette CooperNormanton


Did my MP vote in favour of airstrikes in Syria?

Type all or part of the name of an MP or constituency to see whether they are FOR or AGAINST giving the go ahead to airstrikes in Syria

  • NamePartyConstituencyVote