Trotskyites frozen out as Momentum urges members to join Labour - News Summed Up

Trotskyites frozen out as Momentum urges members to join Labour


Jon Lansman wrote to members saying they needed to “put behind us the paralysis that has for months bedevilled all our national structures” Brayan Lopez/Rex FeaturesMembers of Momentum, the pro-Corbyn support group, are being urged to join the Labour Party in an attempt to end infighting and suspected infiltration by Trotskyist factions. Jon Lansman, founder of the grassroots movement, has secured agreement for a new constitution that will dissolve the group’s governing structures and require its 20,000 members to sign up to the party. In an email sent to members of Momentum’s steering committee last night, Mr Lansman said he had drawn up a new structure and rules in response to tensions and splits that had “bedevilled” the party since Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected as Labour leader in September. In an email seen by The Guardian newspaper, Mr Lansman wrote that the changes should be agreed to “put behind us…


Source: The Times January 11, 2017 12:07 UTC





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