Another day brings another bizarre email piece of muppetry from Compass.
Why are they running a "Labour Leadership Ballot"?
They are not an affiliate so have no nomination rights.
I presume that like all the other campaigning groups within the Party they have supporters of different leadership candidates in their ranks - in Compass' case quite likely all five. What does measuring the support do? Will they be issuing a line to their members demanding they back the winner of this internal ballot?
And why make a big deal of encouraging people to join Compass to take part in this ballot which has not a lot of impact or meaning? ("You have until 6pm today (Thursday 29 July) to become a member in order to take part in these important elections.")
If they wanted to maximise their influence in the party wouldn't they be better off emailing their list recommending people who aren't party members yet join the Labour Party so they can vote in the real leadership ballot not a mickey mouse one?
As Compass may be unfamiliar with the Labour Party website, here's the link: https://secure2.labour.org.uk/join/
I live in hope that someone on planet Compass actually understands that getting involved in the Labour Party and its "actually existing" structures is more important than getting involved in their own think-tank/faction/parallel party.