Michael Wander shares his thoughts on Labour Party conference rows and stitch-ups Tuesday.
"Watching the NEC stitch up Jeremy at the labour conference today was disappointing and heartbreaking and it was especially painful having to look at the smug face of Labour's General Secretary Iain McNicol on the stage.
The only thing that makes labour electable at this time is Jeremy Corbyn.
If the Parliamentary Labour Party and the National Executive Committee continue to stab him in the back (and the front) and he falls, then we can forget the new era of decent politics, our hope for a fairer and more equal society, and all the promises of a fully funded NHS, a welfare state that cares for and looks after our citizens, a level playing field in education for our kids, affordable housing and no person or community left behind….. the whole lot thrown away by our beloved Tory-lite MPs as the chug along on their gravy train.
When you think of the tireless work that Jeremy has undertaken over the last year, travelling up and down the country challenging austerity and putting forward Labour values and principles to hundreds and thousands of people, the result of which is a membership of 600,000 I can’t believe that 600,000 members cannot challenge their behaviour and bring about the change we need; re-enforcing the mandate that all of us have given to Jeremy our elected party leader and the peoples Prime Minister.
Having said that, I am not giving up. I am going to start going to my Constituency Labour Party meetings and hopefully once we all pull our weight we can make these people accountable and help Jeremy secure his position.
Kenneth Andrew Nicholson said: “These MP's are supposed to represent you, the voters that put them there. They work for you. They do not have positions of power, they have positions of responsibility. And the time has come to remind them of that fact."
I agree and I hope that once conference is over and the CLPs start up, we will be able to redress the balance and go forward to win the next general election.
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