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TUSC Now Allies of Tower Hamlets Independent Group.

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Whatever else one thinks of this it is interesting that Naomi Byron, Tower Hamlets Socialist Party is involved.

This is the same party that says this, (The Socialist).

No retreat on resisting council cuts!

Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters must fight back against the pressure from Labour’s right wing to collude in a new round of savage cuts to local council services and jobs, argues Socialist Party executive committee member Clive Heemskerk.

And this (The Socialist. 9th of January)

Steps towards setting up Trade Union Momentum *

If Momentum is to secure the party leadership of Jeremy and John it must step away from the failed strategy of policing the movement on behalf of the Tories and Blairites and create a genuinely open, democratic, inclusive and campaigning force that will not just secure the Corbyn/McDonnell leadership but support and urge them to reject the ‘pragmatists’ and build a movement based on uncompromising anti-austerity, socialist policies.

One assumes that the best way to build Momentum and support Corbyn is to back candidates who stood against…..the Labour Party – as in the Tower Hamlets Independent Group.

Not to mention defy Jeremy Corbyn’s call to councils to do the following:

Jeremy Corbyn has written to all Labour council leaders calling on them to resist calls to set illegal no cuts budgets.

In the letter, which is co-signed by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and Shadow Local Government Secretary Jon Trickett, Corbyn points out that failure to set balanced budgets could see “Tory minister deciding council spending priorities”, and warns that “their priorities would certainly not meet the needs of the communities that elected us”.

More on Labour List.

* “Providing a platform for socialists and anti-austerity activists, inclusive of the Socialist Party, the National Shop Stewards Network and others not members of the Labour Party, in a widely based alliance, could be an important, even critical factor in defending the Corbyn/McDonnell leadership and building the anti-austerity movement.”

 

Written by Andrew Coates

January 12, 2016 at 12:49 pm

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