Saturday, 20 February 2016

Momentum takes over Labour Youth on less than a 3.5% turnout

In a move that gives Corbyn's supporters yet more power in the New Labour Party, Momentum supporters have won all the posts in the elections for Young Labour. Even more shocking, given recent revelations about Oxford University Labour Club James Elliot may get elected to Labour's National Executive Committee at their annual conference next month.

Elliot gained notoriety with his comment in the Oxford Student in 2014 by writing:

Antisemitism (sic) is a tired old accusation from Zionist, retreating behind mendacious slurs.

Far from it the Labour Party has now been forced to act about allegations of anti-Semitism in the Oxford Labour Club and the Government has ordered the University itself to investigate anti-Semitism on campus.

The problems now being faced by moderate or more mainstream members is that this victory was gained through a ballot of some 50,000 eligible members in which just 3.5% actually voted. A tiny proportion in which those opposed to Momentum and Corbyn should be ashamed of themselves. So much gained by the far left with so little effort.

The old Militant Tendency used the now defunct Labour Party Young Socialists (LPYS) as a basis to spread it's pernicious influence in the Labour Party. Back then the Labour NEC acted to stop this, but now it is clear that the Corbynistas are hell bent on remaking Labour in their image that the days of a broad church that party has always been is gradually being worn away.

Unless Labour moderates act, the party will become an unelectable left-wing cult. Only ordinary people will lose out as the Tories continue their attacks on workers rights.

Meanwhile Michael Cricks book on Militant has been republished and updated. It will be a useful tool in the fight against extremism in the Labour Party and should be read by all those who are not only opposed to Momentum but are preparing to fight back:

Cover 9781785900297


  1. Is that 'sic' Elliot's own - i.e. he is disparaging the very term?

  2. No, I added it since it's the (sic) that denotes an error in in the sentence as used generally.