Am I eligible to vote in the Labour Leadership election?

July 15, 2016By LMELME News

This week Labour’s National Executive Committee made a series of decisions about how the forthcoming election for the leadership of the Labour party will be conducted. Please find below information about what it decided. Who is eligible to vote in the Labour party leadership election? Anybody who has been a full or affiliated member of … Read More

LME Model Resolution

July 14, 2016By LMECampaigning

[Organisation] Notes the results of the referendum on EU membership and the severe divisions and difficulties that this has triggered in the country Thanks the thousands of Labour party members who campaigned for Remaining in the EU Notes that no alternative option to membership has yet agreed by Parliament or the country Considers that full … Read More

Boris Going Allows a Re-Think on Brexit by Denis MacShane

July 2, 2016By LMEArticles

It was Karl Marx who wrote that history has a habit of repeating itself, first as tragedy then as farce. We are witnessing the truth of this maxim in English politics as the man who led the Brexit campaign in order to become Prime Minister now suddenly renounces his ambition. Boris Johnson has underlined the … Read More

Thoughts after the Referendum by Cllr Jeremy Preece

July 1, 2016By LMEArticles

I, like many others I know, feel a very deep sense of loss and sadness a hundred times worse than losing a general election. So many people have said that it feels like someone has died. So what are we mourning? I think we are mourning our citizenship. In our wordy literature we failed to … Read More

Sovereignty – what for and for whom? by Monica Threlfall

April 26, 2016By LMEArticles, Op-ed

The Leave people are always saying they want “our sovereignty back“. But for what purpose? What is this sovereignty and for whom is it supposed to work? Not for ordinary people. Sovereignty is a concept that power-lovers cling to when they fantasize they might get more power thereby. What is the point of ‘sovereignty’ if … Read More

The EU referendum training tour

March 22, 2016By LMECampaigning

Ahead of the EU referendum Progress and Labour Movement for Europe are running a new series of training workshops and panel discussions to help activists make the best case on the doorstep for staying in Europe. Activist training: How (not) to talk about Europe Kevin Peel Member, European Union committee of regions & LME National … Read More

Labour North Conference 2016

March 14, 2016By LMEArticles

By Tom Barker Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has strongly backed Britain’s continued membership of the European Union, saying that it provides jobs, investment and social protections for the North East. Speaking at Labour North’s annual conference, which had Tom Watson, Labour’s Deputy Leader, and Angela Eagle, the Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and … Read More