Starmer’s Own Momentum Branch Calls for Vote of No Confidence

In a sign of how Momentum’s relevance is waning in post-Corbyn Labour, Sir Keir’s own Camden Momentum branch has passed a resolution calling on Labour’s National Executive Committee to pass a vote of no confidence in Starmer himself… and no one noticed.

The motion – passed by Camden Momentum on July 24thaccuses Starmer of working “closely with the police in prosecuting and convicting people who were overwhelmingly working class and disproportionately people of colour” as Director of Public Prosecutions; ordering “the fast-tracking of extradition of Julian Assange”; and attacks his support for “Zionism without qualification”. Meanwhile, the latest Opinium polling of Labour supporters reveals that just 6% disapprove of Sir Keir’s leadership…

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Lansman’s Faction Defeated in Momentum Elections

The factional battle between Momentum Renewal and the ‘democratising’, pro-open primary slate calling itself Forward Momentum was decisively won last night by the anti-Lansman faction. Lansman, perhaps wisely, decided against running himself in the election. Forward Momentum candidates won all 20 directly elected places on the committee, with four places left to ‘Public Office Holders’. Momentum ‘Renewal’, which of course was the faction who was already running Momentum, lost badly…

Members seem to have been less than impressed with Momentum’s less than democratic Leadership endorsement process. Now the far left faction within the far left faction of the left wing party has taken control of that faction’s National Coordinating Group. Got it?

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Momentum Election Crashes

Promising all the excitement of a local parish council by-election, the race for Momentum’s internal NEC is on, with supporters receiving emails telling them voting has opened with a link to vote. Members are voicing their frustrations however as the webpage – vote.peoplesmomentum.com – is “Offline for maintenance”. And has been for over 12 hours

Now we may have to wait even longer to find out whether Momentum loyalists will prove victorious; or the new faction “Forward Momentum“; or the faction within that new faction “Momentum Internationalists“; or the new even harder-left faction backed by Labour MPs called “Momentum Renewal“. Guido can’t wait to see who gets the honour of steering the sinking ship into the seabed of irrelevance…

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Sky News Gets There Eventually

This morning Momentum activist Ellie Sharp is appearing on a rolling package on Sky News opposing the return of schools. At 6 a.m., as usual the militant left-wing campaigner was simply described as a “primary school teacher”. Then, to their credit, Sky News added a more accurate description. By 8 a.m. Sharp was a “union activist”…

By 11 a.m., the words “momentum activist” had been added…

Sky News has done the right thing, informing their viewers of the guest talking head’s affiliations, allowing the public to better judge the guest’s claims in light of that knowledge. Time for other broadcasters to follow suit…

UPDATE: Sky’s Adam Boulton responds and he is not happy about transparency:

See also:

Broadcasters Need to Clearly Label Talking Heads

Sky’s Boris Bashing Teacher is Momentum Activist

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Sky’s Boris Bashing Teacher is Momentum Activist

Teacher Ellie Sharp appeared on Sky News over the weekend to engage in some good old Tory bashing. She repeatedly said the phrase “speaking as a teacher” and “speaking as an educator” before claiming “I don’t believe Boris Johnson has our best interests at heart.” Perhaps she would have been less misleading if she had said “Speaking as a Momentum activist…”

A quick search shows Sharp’s clear far left activism:

Not that Sky News let the viewers know any of that context…

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Momentum Continue Fighting Lost War

Like Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda, who refused to surrender after the Second World War, Momentum are clearly refusing to accept defeat and surrender to Sir Keir. Five weeks on from the end of the Labour leadership election, the group today uploaded a video to their official YouTube channel instructing members how to phonebank for Rebecca Long-Bailey’s leadership campaign. After refusing to surrender, Onoda spent 29 years in the jungle – similarly Momentum are now deep in the political wilderness…

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