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An open letter to Keir Starmer from EC members of Islington North Labour Party

"We urge you to lead the Party in a way that will allow it to devote its entire energies & resources to attacking & defeating this corrupt and incompetent Tory administration & to render it fit for the task of winning power and providing the capable & forward looking government the country is crying out for."

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Johnson has been exposed to even some of his most loyal supporters as simply not up to the job of being PM – John McDonnell exclusive, #SpendingReview

“Nothing we have heard so far will do anything to tackle the poverty, insecurity and grotesque levels of inequality that scar our society.” - John McDonnell.

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Keir Starmer’s Direct Political Interference is Unacceptable – Labour NEC members demand the whip is restored to Jeremy Corbyn

“The decision of the Leader to withhold the whip from Jeremy Corbyn is an act of deliberate political interference in the handling of a complaint. It defies the decision of the NEC panel, is a matter of double jeopardy that flies in the face of natural justice, it undermines the Rule Book & it is precisely the type of action found to be unlawful indirect discrimination by the EHRC report.”

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United, the Left can win – Sam Browse on Lessons of the #LabourNEC elections #GrassrootsVoice

"There is still a huge appetite in the party for an explicitly socialist politics that puts people before profit, tackles the climate emergency & has a serious plan for protecting public health & defending living standards in the wake of the covid pandemic."

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Rebuilding to win – Yasmine Dar & Ann Henderson, Labour NEC members #GrassrootsVoice

"What is needed is a framework that can unite this diverse group of voters behind Labour. There needs to be a clear focus on policies that will save people’s lives & living standards in this pandemic & economic crisis – a real alternative to the Tories’ policies."

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The Tories decision to keep schools & universities open is a clear political choice – Labour must oppose it. #Covid19 #ZeroCovid

“Labour’s leadership must join the Socialist Campaign Group in calling for a zero-Covid approach - crucial to this is supporting the UCU & NEU by calling for the closure of schools, colleges & universities.”

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Reinstate Jeremy Corbyn – support growing across the labour movement

By the Labour Outlook Volunteer Team. Growing sections of the Labour Party and broader labour movement have called for Jeremy Corbyn's reinstatement after his suspension last Thursday. A Tweet from the Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs said ‘we firmly oppose the decision to suspend Jeremy Corbyn from the Labour Party. We will work tirelessly for his…

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Jeremy Corbyn Exclusive – “They attack us for a reason – they are afraid of our message & the popularity of it.”

“The media attacks on us are huge and personally unpleasant, [but] are designed to distract away from the issues of unemployment, poverty and injustice in our society, especially at this time of crisis.” - Jeremy Corbyn.

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Emma Dent Coad – The Tories are perfectly at ease with disgusting levels of inequality

The avoidable atrocity of the Grenfell Tower fire revealed the stark truth about Kensington and Chelsea to the world. How, in what one Councillor had called ‘the richest borough in the universe’, with £.3bn in Reserves, could 72 people burn to death in a fire which, even in the earliest days, was blamed on ‘cheap cladding’? - Emma Dent Coad

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The Government have failed to follow the scientific advice – instead they’ve prioritised corporate profits, by Nadia Jama, #GrassrootsVoice NEC candidate.

"Changing our party is part & parcel of changing our country, because we are the people who know our communities best." - Nadia Jama.

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Left Leads on NEC elections nominations – now get out the vote! #GrassrootsVoice #GV6

"Despite the success of the #GrassrootsVoice slate in topping the nominations, there is a lot of work to do if the left is to be successful." By the Labour Assembly Against Austerity Team The left came out strongest as local constituency party nominations for candidates seeking to represent ordinary members on Labour's National Executive Committee…

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Labour must continue to support peace – & justice – in the Middle East, by Nadia Jama, #GrassrootsVoice NEC candidate

“At our 2018 Conference, it was an inspiration to be in the hall and raise my hand to join the forest of outstretched hands all voting in support of the motion for Palestinian rights.” - Nadia Jama

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Crony capitalism? Maybe! More like vulture capitalism – Jon Trickett MP

"From the track & trace app to the recruitment of nurses, we are watching our health service be stripped of its ability to function properly. This is not because of efficiency or cost, nor is it solely down to incompetence. It is an ideological commitment to a system rigged to favour unaccountable private businesses over democratic public ownership." - Jon Trickett MP.

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Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign – the Covert Human Intelligence Sources Bill is an attack on Human Rights in Britain

"This is a further serious threat to the civil liberties of people in Britain, extending powers to put citizens under surveillance, particularly those who are involved in campaigns against actions by the British state" - Kate Flannery, OTJC Secretary.

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Jeremy Corbyn to Priti Patel – Asylum seekers are human beings who have a right to be treated with dignity & respect.

"History shows us that refugees are the victims of human rights abuse, war & environmental disasters. We surely all have a duty to support the victims, rather than blaming & punishing them for events not of their making." - Jeremy Corbyn MP.

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Some companies have used the pandemic crisis as an excuse to implement a long-held strategy of cutting wages & undermining terms & conditions – John McDonnell

"The pandemic has made us all think about what we value in life and to reassess how our society and our economy operates." - John McDonnell

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The government should not be shelling out large sums of public money to subsidise poor business practice – John McDonnell’s ‘Business Standards Bill’

“Billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money is being paid to companies to help them get through the pandemic, so it is not much to ask that these companies abide by very basic good business practices of treating their employees decently, not harming our environment and paying their fair share in taxes.” - John McDonnell.

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Show humanity towards refugees – Jeremy Corbyn speaks out against Tory divide & rule.

“when the Daily Mail and others have screaming headlines about refugees landing on the coast of Kent, they should spare a thought for a minute [and ask] why would somebody risk everything to get into a rubber dinghy, to cross the world's busiest shipping lanes, to try and get to a place of safety if they weren't totally desperate?” - Jeremy Corbyn

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Jeremy Corbyn – Government Must U-Turn on Ending Furlough Scheme.

“The Government needs to recognise that having put money into local government and industry in order to keep jobs going… it has got to continue doing that as the economy begins to rebuild.”Jeremy Corbyn. In an exclusive interview with Labour Outlook to be published shortly, Jeremy Corbyn argues that if the Government doesn’t urgently u-turn…

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Sunak’s Silence on Sick Pay Shows We Have to Step Up the Fight – Richard Burgon MP exclusive #COVID19UK #LabourConnected

"Some on the left are no doubt despondent at recent political events. I understand that, but I’m afraid we don’t have time for that. People need to dust themselves down & get ready for a huge fight over the coming months to force the government to change track on health & the economy. Many lives & millions of livelihoods depend on it." - Richard Burgon MP.

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Building a revival of trust in working class communities – Mish Rahman, #GrassrootsVoice Labour NEC candidate

“Working class communities, already suffering the needless impact of austerity measures that have seen our hospitals and libraries closed, our school budgets decimated, our wages slashed and our workers’ protections and rights eroded, need the support and energy of their CLPs, not just at election time.” - Mish Rahman, #GrassrootsVoice.

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How the Tories have failed social care during the pandemic – A care worker writes #COVID19

"Many people know that care homes struggled to access the PPE required to keep staff and service users safe. What people do not know is that many agency workers who knew they had potentially come into contact with COVID-19 still accepted shifts from other homes because they had no access to sick pay."

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Clapping is one thing – now give NHS workers a payrise by Roger McKenzie, #TUC2020 #NHSPAY15

How can the Tories behave so callously towards the very people that have given their all to keep us safe - working round the clock in an underfunded, under prepared service with Government failures on PPE - yet unable to pay the bills or put food on the table?" - Roger McKenzie.

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When it comes to our NHS, the Tories are on the side of the private healthcare industry, Trump & U.S. pharmaceutical companies eyeing up our health service.

"Despite the overwhelming public pressure, the government is still sticking to its guns. In July, the House of Commons passed a Trade Bill which offers no protection for the NHS whatsoever." - Cat Hobbs, We Own It.

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Corbyn was undermined every day : A forensic analysis is needed to learn the lessons – Martin Smith

I experienced first hand the dismissive contempt from some [Labour] HQ staff that was meted out to other colleagues in the LOTO (Leader of the Opposition's Office) campaign team throughout my time there.... We need to challenge and change this rigid control freakery that dominates much of the Party’s discourse and be honest about how it prevented us winning power in 2017 in its detail."

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The Government’s approach to fighting Coronavirus has been a disaster – Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs.

"Reducing the virus to minimal levels is not in contradiction to economic recovery. It is the precondition for economic recovery."Socialist Campaign Group. Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs Statement - For a Zero COVID Strategy: “Britain needs a zero Covid strategy which puts the health of the people first. And rising infection numbers mean that…

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The Tory Government cannot be trusted with peace in Ireland. It is time for a border poll – Peter Leary.

"The Irish people themselves have the right to protect the peace process, their freedoms & their well-being. Instead of ‘breaking international law’, the British government should live up to its commitments & not stand in their way." - Peter Leary.

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If gatherings of more than six will be banned in England – why does this not apply to universities and colleges? Marshajane Thompson

“If Labour now came out and backed UCU’s call in full we could force this Government into another U turn and protect staff, students and the wider society in this public health crisis.”

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As the pandemic exacerbates inequalities, Labour’s response must reflect the need for focused & positive action to tackle them – Ann Henderson

" With domestic violence on the rise, racism on the increase, high unemployment, & the UK Government seeking to blame refugees for the pressure on essential services, never has the need for a radical response been greater. And women must be at its heart." - Ann Henderson

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Labour must make no concessions to the divide & rule racism driving the Tory’s anti-migrant agenda – Nadia Jama

"The government’s 'hostile environment' pits people against each other by blaming migrants, refugees & asylum seekers for low pay and poor housing, education & access to health care, rather than the real culprits – the policies implemented by the Tories."

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Class struggle then & now: Remembering the Featherstone Massacre – Jon Trickett MP exclusive

"There is a lesson from those days long ago.  That is that the leopard never loses its spots. The bosses today are once more at it. They are launching an all-out attack on the incomes of working people using the pandemic as an excuse."- Jon Trickett MP

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Rees-Mogg’s Slur on Striking Workers Shows Tory Class War is Alive & Kicking – Richard Burgon MP exclusive

"This attack by Rees-Moggs... was a stark reminder that national crisis or no national crisis, the Tories are not going to govern in any wider interest. They will serve the 1% as they always have done." - Richard Burgon.

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Heneghan’s Shenanigans : Labour’s Governance Crisis – By Steve Howell.

"Members & affiliates are understandably furious that these shenanigans may well have cost Labour the chance to form a government. Sadly, that can’t be undone. But what the party can do is get to the bottom of this by commissioning a forensic audit, & we must then take action against those responsible." - Steve Howell

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Socialism has again come to signify for large numbers the possibility of a real alternative to the status quo – Laura Smith

"The establishment’s fear is the fact that large numbers of people are looking for something better than the neoliberal consensus that has dominated politics for so long." - Laura Smith.

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The eviction ban needs extending not just for a few weeks but as long as the Covid crisis has an impact – John McDonnell

"Unless we can address the power balance within the existing housing market, whether someone is decently housed will always be at the whim & under the control of the corporate housebuilders & landlords." - John McDonnell.

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Don’t let Labour’s Right do any more wrecking – Steve Howell

" A genuine socialist like Corbyn does, of course, expect media hostility, resistance from the rich & scaremongering about national security by former intelligence chiefs. All of that goes with the territory. But it was outrageous that people employed by the party used their positions to work against their own party & aid the Tories in staying in power."

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Solidarity with migrants, including refugees & asylum seekers – Socialist Campaign Group of MPs

"While the Conservative government & their billionaire press baron allies try to whip up fear about a “migrant crisis”, we know that the real crisis is the war, poverty & persecution that forces people to flee their homes & take dangerous journeys in search of a better life." - Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs.

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The Tories are using the Covid-19 crisis to impose ideological restructuring on universities – Amy Smith, Halifax CLP

"The pandemic has shown the reality of leaving institutions at the mercy of market forces. Universities are places of learning & research. They are not businesses; they should not be places run for private profit where Vice-Chancellors draw six-figure salaries."

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Jeremy Corbyn – “Labour Party members have a right to accountability & transparency of decisions taken in their name.”

"Labour Party members have a right to accountability and transparency of decisions taken in their name, and an effective commitment from the party to combat antisemitism and racism in all their forms. The Party’s decision to apologise today and make substantial payments to former staff who sued the party in relation to last year’s Panorama…

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Our NHS could be negotiated away, chopped up & sold off behind closed doors – Cat Hobbs, We Own It

"The Trade Bill is returning to parliament on Monday, and there’s nothing in it to stop our NHS from being included in future trade deals. There’s nothing in it to stop the vultures in the US private healthcare industry getting their hands on our NHS."

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Jeremy Corbyn – Government claim is an attempt to divert attention from Tory links to Russian oligarchs expected to be revealed in the long-buried Russia report.

"Today’s government claim is an attempt to divert attention from the threat to the NHS a Trump trade deal poses and the Tory party links to Russian oligarchs expected to be revealed in the long-buried parliamentary Russia report." - Jeremy Corbyh.

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Lisa Nandy’s call for sanctions against Israel’s proposed annexation is a welcome first step – Hugh Lanning, Labour & Palestine

"In the fight against apartheid in South Africa it was the long campaign for ‘Sanctions Now’ coming to fruition that eventually had the effect – it is clear that governments need to act."

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The fight for climate action must be at the heart of everything as we rebuild after the pandemic – Socialist Campaign Group Statement

Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs statement on a Green New Deal “The recovery from covid-19 must tackle the urgent climate crisis facing our planet. With the highest ever temperatures recorded in the Arctic Circle we cannot delay in taking action to save our planet and future generations. We believe that the necessary and urgent…

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As an internationalist & democratic socialist party, Labour must give real support to the Palestinian people – Socialist Campaign Group of MPs statement

"The core and fundamental purpose underlying annexation is that it permanently puts the ‘nail in the coffin’ of a two-state solution. It leaves no room for any conceivable viable Palestinian state."Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs. “With the new Government in Israel threatening further illegal annexation in July of occupied Palestinian land, including large swathes…

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John McDonnell – My Ralph Miliband Lecture on the Impact of the Pandemic on Labour’s Future.

"The pandemic crisis is creating a new climate of opinion. Along with the threat of a climate crisis it has the potential to create a new political agenda. Whether it is exploited by the right to bolster some form of crisis capitalism or whether those of us on the Left can channel a movement for progressive change, the creation of a People’s Agenda that can reshape the future, is in our hands." - John McDonnell.

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Black Lives Matter – The struggle against racism, for equality & real social & economic change. By Rokhsana Fiaz.

"As we watched the moving scenes of the final public memorial for George Floyd we know that the unprecedented global movement for racial justice that his death unleashed will live on in this struggle for equality, for real social &economic change." - Rokhsana Fiaz, Mayor of Newham

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Now is the time to end the severe class and racial inequalities which exist across the world – Campaign Group statement on the death of George Floyd.

"As anti-racists, we stand shoulder to shoulder with all those in America and across the world who feel anger, hurt and fear after yet another instance of discriminatory state violence." - Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs.

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Solidarity with Latin America in a time of Coronavirus – Adrian Weir #COVID19

"Through his ineptitude and denialism Trump is making a bad coronavirus situation at home even worse, the brunt of which will be borne by poor Americans and Americans of colour, and, at the same time, his ideologically driven foreign policy is going to wreak havoc across vast swathes of Latin America." - Adrian Weir.

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We can no longer tolerate the inequality & insecurity that has left all of us weaker – Jeremy Corbyn writes to Boris Johnson. #COVID19

"The test for our society is whether we come through this strengthened, with greater solidarity forged in the heat of a crisis; or whether we emerge diminished, having failed to do everything possible to support each other." - Jeremy Corbyn

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We must learn the lessons from this crisis & ensure our society is defined by solidarity & compassion, rather than insecurity, fear & inequality – Jeremy Corbyn

"The major crises we face as a society cannot be solved by the market. Cornonavirus, the climate emergency, huge levels of inequality.. these can only be solved by people working together, & not against each other." - Jeremy Corbyn.

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Neo-liberalism & the de-regulation of the labour market have dangerously exposed the whole population to the #COVID-19 virus – Adrian Weir

"A difference between now & in WWII was the emergency powers during the War allowed the government to requisition property. The current Government though is only interested in the regulation of people... Absent from the Bill is any infringement on the so-called rights of the holders of private property." - Adrian Weir, Campaign for Trade Union Freedom.

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Jeremy Corbyn – We must ensure the most effective action is taken to protect people in every community, for reasons of public health as well as social justice #covid19

"Rent needs to be suspended for those adversely affected by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. The government’s three-month ban on evictions should be extended to six months."Jeremy Corbyn Dear Prime Minister, Thank you for our meeting on Monday evening and for sharing with me the draft emergency legislation in response to the coronavirus outbreak.…

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We are in an unprecedented situation – we need a response commensurate to that challenge. Rebecca Long Bailey’s 12 point minimum plan, #COVID19.

"At a time like this we need to urgently come together to protect each other, no matter what it takes, but for those at greater risk and those who are already financially insecure we need to start moving mountains - and fast."

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The Tories will say or do anything to gain & retain power, except shift power & wealth to working people – John McDonnell #Budget2020

"I caution the Chancellor, you are sowing the seeds of disappointment and disillusionment which could stir up a form of politics none of us wish our country to experience." - John McDonnell.

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There is a gaping chasm between the rhetoric the Conservatives have adopted & the reality of what they will deliver – Jeremy Corbyn on #Budget2020

"The Conservative Party will never stand up for working class communities. They will always put the interests of their wealthy friends first." - Jeremy Corbyn.

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“We are facing three of the most serious crises that coming together our country has ever faced” – John McDonnell pre-budget speech.

"I hope that the government has woken up to the state of our public services and the poverty and insecurity in which so many of our people live." - John McDonnell.

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We need a revolution in political education – Richard Burgon exclusive #TonyBennSchoolofPoliticalEducation

"We need a revolution in political education in the Labour Party - one that empowers Labour members to be armed up with the ideas to win people over to radical alternatives to our broken economic model that is destroying lives, communities & the planet."

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On Palestine, is Boris Johnson really prepared to abandon the most basic principles of human rights & international law? – Jeremy Corbyn

"The Palestinian people have an inalienable right to self-determination which must be realised in practice, including their right to an independent state of Palestine." - Jeremy Corbyn.

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Labour Needs Rebecca Long Bailey for a Green New Deal – Chris Saltmarsh, #RLB2020 takeover

"Climate breakdown will increasingly define our politics as impacts like wildfires, hurricanes and drought grow worse at home and abroad. Rebecca Long-Bailey is best placed to translate Labour’s proposition of a Green New Deal into the election winning common sense solution to these climate impacts. That’s why she’s the person to lead Labour into the 2020s. "

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Why I’m supporting Rebecca Long-Bailey – Liz Smith, #RLB2020 takeover

"Rebecca’s record on austerity speaks for itself. From entering parliament in 2015 she opposed the Tory Welfare Bill on both second and third readings. That takes guts. She knows that we must remain an anti-austerity party because we have 14,000,000 people in their country barely surviving."

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Why I’m backing Rebecca Long-Bailey for Labour Leader – Alex Duerden, #RLB2020 Takeover

"Many imagine a politician as being completely removed from popular culture, self-interested and contemptuous of the electorate, Long-Bailey however comes across as a normal person who is fighting for her class rather than as member of the privileged elite who is out to protect their own interests. "

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Labour Councils now have an even greater responsibility to defend people’s living standards – Cllr. Daniel Blaney

"We must defend the radicalism in Labour’s policies which have developed in recent years. Newham’s community wealthy building shows how Labour in local government can play its part in defending the policy agenda Labour needs to maintain, to resisting the new Tory majority in Westminster from the front line." - Daniel Blaney

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My constituents told me that they wanted me to transform our economy & save our environment – Olivia Blake MP

"There is no social justice on a dying planet. There is also no way to tackle climate catastrophe without changing the inequalities at the heart of our economy, and without redistributing power from those at the top to the rest of us." - Olivia Blake MP.