All over the country, Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs) and branches are passing motions in support of Jeremy Corbyn & in defiance of our General Secretary, David Evans & regional officials who are trying to shut this movement down.

The more that party officialdom take authoritarian measures against party members, the more protests & actions there will be, and the the more they try to take away our freedom of speech, the louder we will become.

In 2016, right-wing MPs in the Parliamentary Labour Party started their ‘chicken coup’ by a co-ordinated mass resignation which led to a leadership challenge by Owen Smith. They were using the political power they had to try to stop Jeremy Corbyn & socialism in the party.

The way @Keir_Starmer & his office are behaving is a continuation of that chicken coup. It is another attempt to impose the will of a tiny number of people in our party - those in the leadership & the Parliamentary Party - over the rest of us.

It is about re-creating the top-down party of old, where the members were silent & got on with their door knocking & leafleting, their “unpaid labour” in the service of the few.

Well, they started this war. It was not of our choosing, but now it is here, it’s clear that party members will fight back. Our only power is in our numbers, and our leverage is to assert our voices through our local parties.

If they shut us down, our voices will become louder. We are not going back to a stage-managed party, with those who make the decisions in Westminster, and the rest of us as foot-soldiers.


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18 Nov

Model motion calling for Corbyn’s reinstatement:

"This meeting notes Keir Starmer's decision on 18th Nov to declare his refusal to restore the whip to Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn, following the announcement that his suspension had been lifted without further action.

This meeting further notes the widespread media coverage of Jeremy's disciplinary hearing, of what should be a confidential process.

This meeting deplores Sir Keir's political interference in the disciplinary process and feel that this action completely undermines the Labour Party’s disciplinary processes and calls for the restoration of the whip to Jeremy Corbyn.

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17 Nov

As Red Labour, we welcome Jeremy Corbyn’s reinstatement to the Labour Party. He should never have been suspended in the first place and the way the whole saga has been handled raises serious questions - that still require answers.

Thank you to every single Labour Party member who stood up to this injustice, not just for Jeremy, but for all those who’ve been unfairly targeted by those who wants to drive socialists out of the party.

The issues around freedom of speech in the party also need to be urgently addressed. Those who defended Jeremy over the last week should immediately be reinstated and we send our solidarity to members still waiting for due process from the party’s disciplinary systems.

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14 Nov
[thread] Red Labour would like to congratulate all the socialist candidates from the #GrassrootsVoice slate who were elected on to the NEC last night. What it shows is that the grassroots left is still a force in the party. We can & must build on this. (1/10)
However, there are some lessons to learn & fast. When we came into the @CLGALabour NEC campaign, Red Labour drew up a strategic plan where the entire #GrassrootsVoice slate would be supported by the collective organisations in the CLGA. We would work as a collective. (2/10)
Undoubtedly, the adoption of a single, unified slate & the decision to preference the vote by region were major factors in achieving the result. All of that took hard work, hours of negotiation, some of it very frustrating. But the biggest decision was to campaign as one. (3/10)
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31 Oct
Statement from @RedLabour_ on the suspension of @JeremyCorbyn.


It’s important that we recognise the enormity of what has happened here.
These actions by Keir Starmer, in withdrawing the whip from the previous & democratically elected leader of the Labour Party, and suspending his membership of the party, are unprecedented. This is not just about Jeremy. These actions are an attack on us all.
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