A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

A General Secretary in touch with the grassroots

I was impressed to learn from a friend from Islington that Labour Party General Secretary Ray Collins actually turns up to his local ward party meetings in Highbury West to hear what ordinary grassroots members have to say. This is a very good sign and I hope other senior people in the party are as diligent.


Blogger Mark Still News said...

He might do along with the Local party and MP, but most of the Cabinet and PM have joined up with big business to exploit the working classes. All the leading parliamentary parties really are united behind the scenes to rob the workers. You can have a yellow, red and blue car, but they can all have the same body work and components-This now applies to the parliamentarian parties!!

6:11 pm, October 02, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read an interesting piece on the recent Conference in todays Guardian

Tony Benn said "Conference has become a ministerial press conference, in the middle of a trade fair."

Sadly this is a very accurate description

8:48 pm, October 02, 2008

Blogger Merseymike said...

The problem is that so many of those grassroots have left the party. And not only left-wingers. I've never associated myself with the left of the party, but its gone too far right for me.

11:00 pm, October 02, 2008

Blogger Tom said...

Bloody hell guys, I think the comments here are a bit off topic!

This is a welcome development. Pity Gordon had to be shoved into accepting him...

1:01 am, October 03, 2008

Blogger Robert said...

Phew somebody turning up at a meeting it must be good in England.

9:43 am, October 03, 2008

Blogger Mark Still News said...

Its not only in the ward branches senior NLP people should attend-They should also attend local Union branch meetings to get their views from the workers and find out just how bad people are treated and they should attend their local Trades Council, as J McDonnell and C Corbyn do?

10:37 am, October 03, 2008

Blogger Newmania said...

I used to see the Leader of the Islignton Labour Party about ages ago. She gave me the horny horn actually .

So ?

11:00 am, October 03, 2008

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11:35 am, October 03, 2008

Blogger Robert said...

Any bets for how long.

12:14 pm, October 03, 2008

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1:44 pm, October 03, 2008


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