No support for right-wing plotters in the Parliamentary Labour Party!
A packed meeting of supporters of UNITED LEFT, the network of left shop stewards and activists in UNITE The Union, called for the right wing plotters in the PLP to stop destroying our Labour Party and respect Jeremy Corbyn's overwhelming 59.5% mandate to lead the Party.
"Before we even knew of Hilary Benn's treacherous call on Labour Shadow Ministers to resign, United Left supporters meeting in London pledged unanimously to support Jeremy Corbyn and do everything we can to prevent any post-EU Referendum coup plot from succeeding" said Martin Mayer United Left Chair.
"These right wing coup-plotters in the PLP have no support among the almost 400-000-strong Labour Party membership. A divisive new leadership contest would risk bringing civil war into our Party at a time when we need to unite and fight the Tories and engage with our working class communities ravaged by austerity spending cuts on housing, welfare and jobs," said Martin Mayer.
"We totally reject the charge that Jeremy Corbyn lost the EU Referendum. He fought a tireless and honest campaign that was greeted with near silence by our right-wing and mostly pro-BREXIT media. Instead working class voters were fed a toxic diet of lies, misinformation and a dangerous "blame EU migrants for all our woes" message. The disgraceful racist messaging was epitomised by Farage's UKIP "Breaking Point" poster - akin to Nazi-style propaganda - that was unveiled just hours before the truly shocking political assassination of Labour MP Jo Cox by a lone fascist gunman for her pro-immigration views." added Martin Mayer. "In spite of this over 65% of Labour voters voted to REMAIN".
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This UNITE branch/RISC/NISC/Regional Committees (delete as appropriate) welcomes the outstanding election of Jeremy Corbyn as the new Labour Leader with 59.5% of the vote on a platform of anti-austerity, and a bold new vision of a fair and just society for working people.
We congratulate UNITE Executive Council for the decision to endorse Jeremy Corbyn and to recommend support for him by UNITE members. We also congratulate the work of the UNITE Political Department for the tremendous effort they put in to sign up more than 100,000 UNITE affiliated supporters , more than half of the total number of affiliated supporters signed up by all affiliated unions. There is no doubt that UNITE's Political Strategy to engage with and win back the Labour Party for working class values has been hugely important in achieving this success.
National Co-ordinating Committee meetings
Saturday 23 July 2016, 12-3pm - Manchester
Saturday 22 October 2016, 12-3pm - Birmingham
Quarterly Supporters meetings
Sunday 4 September, 12-3pm - Sheffield (please note this meeting is on a Sunday, and not a Saturday)
Saturday 19 November, 12-3pm - Manchester
(details of venues will be circulated before each meeting)