Comrade Clive Lewis Attacked by People’s Assembly Leader – John Rees (who?).
John Rees with close friends.
Clive Lewis Attacked For Disloyalty To Jeremy Corbyn At Anti-Tory March In Birmingham
Reports the Huffington Post
The shadow defence secretary has been one of the Labour leader’s biggest supporters.
On Sunday, the People’s Assembly Against Austerity held an anti-Tory march in central Birmingham to protest the Conservative Party conference being held in the city.
But one of the opening speakers at the rally used the stage to target Labour MPs who did not support Corbyn’s leadership.
John Rees, a spokesperson for the organisation, attacked Labour MPs for launching a leadership challenge against Corbyn in June.
“I say to the right-wing of the Labour Party, you wasted a summer. Nobody wanted that leadership contest. Jeremy Corbyn didn’t want that leadership contest. You forced us to fight amongst ourselves when we should have been fighting the Tories,” he told the crowd.
And he singled out Lewis by name.
“I’ll say this to Clive Lewis as well. Every pound spent on Trident. Every pound spent on the Nato imposed 2% of GDP arms budget. Every pound spent on guns and weapons and bombs, is a pound not spent on hospitals and schools and houses and decent wages.”
Lewis, who was appointed to the frontbench after scores of Labour MPs quit in an attempt to force Corbyn to resign, is seen as an ally of the Labour leader.
Clive Lewis hits back after he is accused of being disloyal to Jeremy Corbyn reports Politics Home.
John Rees, apart from his role in the People’s Assembly, is also the leader of a merry little bunch, Counterfire, who believe in the ‘actuality of the revolution’.
Their most recent caper was to campaign for Brexit during the EU Referendum – that is against Jeremy Corbyn’s support for a Remain Vote.
On this occasion there are few reports on the demonstration but “It was organised by the People’s Assembly who said 10,000 were on the march.” asserts Socialist Worker.
More reliable estimates guess that this means there were a few thousand present.