Happier days: Brendon Walsh and Steve Curran survey all they command
By lil’ red mole
Council leader Steve Curran and allies Katherine Dunne and Theo Dennison cleared the trigger ballot for councillor selection on 6 December. That means they automatically go through to represent Labour in Syon ward in the May 2018 council elections. Steve received 21 of the 35 votes from Syon ward Labour Party members at the meeting, with Katherine and Theo garnering slightly more.
Continue reading “Iron, like a lion in Syon? More like the lion sleeps tonight”
Momentum Hounslow responds to Roy Hattersley’s red baiting in the Observer
What failure looks like: Hattersley and Kinnock
By the lil’ red mole
Just as pollsters put Labour eight points ahead, Roy Hattersley announces in the pages of the Observer that the party is in its deepest crisis ever.
For those too young to remember Mr Hattersley, he is a veteran Labour right winger and was deputy to Neil Kinnock. So, to be fair, he knows a thing or two about losing elections.
Continue reading “Labour right warns of crisis as party lead soars”
By Eileen Short
Defend Council Housing – Homes for All
The struggle for a safe secure home, dominates life today. A desperate need for homes that meet need, not just make money, means growing support for radical new housing policies.
Jeremy Corbyn’s commitment to build new council housing was a major break in the Tory mould, that helped Labour win credibility and votes in the June 2017 election.
Corbyn’s own ten-point pre- election plan included a “secure homes guarantee”: to build one million new homes in five years, at least half of them council homes, along with rent controls and secure tenancies for private renters. Corbyn’s commitments inspired Labour supporters, and is what millions expect from Corbyn’s Labour. Continue reading “Labour must reject ‘business-as-usual’ housing policy after Grenfell”