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.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Labourlist column

My Labourlist column this week sets out my organisational priorities for Labour:

http://labourlist.org/2012/05/what-should-labours-organisational-priorities-be/

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

■"To restore faith in Labour’s internal democracy with greater transparency in our processes and zero tolerance of fixes and fiddles. We need to determine policy and candidates on merit, not as a competition for who can do the most imaginative stitch-up."

Yes, in 2007 Tony Blair said that he did not know why the Labour Party Conference had not discussed Trident replacement. I did not believe him at the time. However, I now think that, given his own hesitation over the issue, he may well have been telling the truth.

Such debate may well have been blocked because that is what the powers that be thought he wanted.

Before the Labour Party Conference in 2006, no less than 17 CLP motions on Trident were declared out of order.

10:57 am, May 25, 2012

 

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