spotCampaigns

spotOrganisations

spotArguments for socialism

spotPeople

spotInternational

spotEvents

spotAround the UK


All keywords


All Organisations subcategories:

Art

Commercial

Committee for a Workers International

Government

Labour Party

Left and radical

Media

Nationalist and National Liberation

* Pro capitalist and Imperialist

Religious

Social Networks

Socialist Party

Sport

Trade Union

Transport

Voluntary & non-profit


Pro capitalist and Imperialist keywords:

APEC (2)

BJP (19)

Blairites (21)

CBI (17)

Conservative party (30)

Davos (13)

Democratic Party of Japan (1)

Democrats (81)

Dup (23)

ECB (6)

EU (533)

European Union (89)

Fine Gael (13)

G20 (22)

G8 (48)

HM Revenue and Customs (18)

IMF (55)

Independent Group (6)

Institute of Directors (3)

Labour Party (688)

Lib-dem (6)

Liberal Democratic Party Japan (1)

Liberal Democrats (48)

Liberal Democrats (48)

Liberals (15)

Likud (3)

MI5 (8)

Monarchy (24)

Nato (37)

Opec (2)

PASOK (30)

Pakistan Peoples Party (1)

Parties (64)

RUC (3)

Republican Party (12)

Republicans (5)

Scottish National Party (30)

Super-rich (112)

Tories (722)

Tory party (76)

UKIP (154)

United Nations (35)

Vlaams Blok (1)

WTO (10)

Wales Assembly (3)

World Bank (14)

World Economic Forum (7)

Blairites


Highlight keywords  |Print this articlePrint this article
From: The Socialist issue 1031, 27 February 2019: Kick out austerity politicians

Search site for keywords: Nottingham - Labour - Blairites - Jeremy Corbyn - Independent Group

Nottingham Labour Corbyn rally: Independents out - Blairites out!

Jeremy Corbyn at Westminster, photo RevolutionBahrain/CC

Jeremy Corbyn at Westminster, photo RevolutionBahrain/CC   (Click to enlarge)

Nathan Sharpe, Nottingham Socialist Party

Nottingham has two MPs in the pro-austerity Independent Group. Chris Leslie, previously Labour, and Anna Soubry, previously Tory.

The Labour Party in Soubry's constituency, Broxtowe, called a rally in Beeston with hundreds attending on 22 February.

Soubry won the seat from New Labour in 2010, and held it with a slim majority of 863 in 2017.

Broxtowe Labour's parliamentary candidate, Greg Marshall, correctly called on Soubry to "do the right thing and call a by-election."

But most of the parliamentary speakers talked about how "saddened", "shocked" and "disappointed" they were at seeing MPs who had consistently voted for cuts leave Labour.

Nottingham Socialist Party thinks it should be "cheers not tears!" This is no time for timidity. But there was no call from the platform for mandatory reselection to boot out the rest of the Blairites.

Jeremy Corbyn's closing speech talked about "class lines" and rightly said "the environment is a class issue."

On the school strikes against climate change, he thanked students "for educating all of us that day."

Corbyn promised a Labour government would scrap tuition fees, but made no call for action. However, the enthusiasm for this pledge in the 2017 snap election, and the recent climate strikes, show the potential for building a mass student movement to fight for free education.

We sold 14 copies of the Socialist, and chatted with many people about our ideas.







Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07954 376 096

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999