6 comments on ““There’s no Jokes, they get me into trouble”

  1. Andy Newman,

    It was. His speech was the stand-out of the conference. It planted the flag of Corbyn’s leadership firmly on the side of working people and their needs. It marked an end to Labour as a party of triangulation and its rebirth as a party of social and economic justice, the only route to sustainable economic growth.

  2. John,

    God I hope your right it is nice to see the labour party return, sadly the labour party is badly split at this time.

  3. How important is this shift on the NEC, would you say? Hilary Benn is off and the Community union has lost its place – and two pro-Corbyn people are now on there instead. I have never been in the Labour Party and I am also interested how quickly the new 160,000+ members will be able to make their presence in the party. I suppose the geographical spread of the new intake is going to be significant. Anyone care to enlighten me?

  4. Andy Newman on said:

    stockwellpete: I suppose the geographical spread of the new intake is going to be significant.

    That seems very even, right across the country.

    stockwellpete: I am also interested how quickly the new 160,000+ members will be able to make their presence in the party

    The jury’s out there. Certainly the infrastructure of CLP committees, regional boards, NPF delegates, etc, etc will comprise more long standing members, so if the new members are bogged down in inertia of meetings discussing minutes of the last meeting, etc, they will have a long slog. Recall however that large numbers of already establshed members supported Corbyn, and the membership churn since 2010 was already quite high even before the new influx.

    What remains to be seen is how the party seeks to involve the members enthused by Corbyn, which wil partly be drven by the leadership, partly by pressure groups like LRc and CLPD, and partly by CLPs.