Usdaw’s Paddy Lillis, the current chair of Labour’s NEC, said:
Owen Smith the leadership challenger is postioning himself as a left-winger but also a unity candidate.
It is difficult to understand how and when unity can be achieved.
In my opinion Owen Smith is not truly left-wing and needs re-branding as the disunity candidate.
Check out the crowdfunder here https://www.crowdjustice.co.uk/case/labour-party-membership/
You can read the court summary here https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/judgments/christine-evangelou-and-others-v-iain-mcnicol-appeal/o
This is an interesting read https://heavymetalpolitics.wordpress.com/2016/08/13/labour-appeal-reasons-to-be-hopeful/
And so is this http://socialistvoice.co.uk/labour-nec-appeal-was-allowed-by-qc-who-worked-for-tony-blairs-government/
At the hearing on Thursday, Clive Sheldon QC, acting for McNicol, told the judges there was “nothing in the [party] rulebook [that] says a freeze date cannot be retrospective … That is entirely an operational matter which must be left to the NEC to determine because it knows the state of the party”.
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