As Labour Goes Populist, Handy On-Line Tips for Momentum from Podemos.
How to Get On-Line Democracy Growling!
Jeremy Corbyn says,
We must not let internal debate distract from our work that has to be done to help Labour win elections… …Momentum needs to be an organisation fit for purpose – not copying the FAILED MODELS OF THE PAST but bringing fresh ideas to campaigning and organising in communities, helping members be active in the Labour Party and helping secure a Labour government to rebuild and transform Britain. That’s why the Momentum team has drawn up a survey to give EVERY MEMBER a DIRECT SAY in its future.”
All is not well in Podemos, as their Number 2, Íñigo Errejón, ponders the future of the Populist Party.
El miedo a discrepar es un método de selección de la mediocridad El País 20.12.16.
The fear of disagreeing is a method of selecting mediocrity.
Amongst many amiable things Errejón, now the Leader Iglesias’ critic, announced his intention of defending Podemos’ original ideas, against the party becoming stuck in a posture of protest. He also ominously notes, ” Nosotros no somos militantes de un partido político, sino del cambio político. Y por tanto militaremos en el partido mientras siga siendo un instrumento útil.” We are not activists for a political party, but for political change. For that we will be active in the party while it remains a useful tool.”
But all is not lost.
To encourage participation in their internal on-line voting for a Congress in which disputes with the above are predicted to reach boiling point, Pablo Iglesias has just released this charming video.
El perro de Pablo Iglesias está harto de su dueño y de Podemos. (Pablo Iglesias’s doggy is tired of its Master and Podemos) El Pais .
Can you cheer him up?
If this good enough?
Now look below…..and be prepared to be moved……
Momentum take note!
Get your cats and pooches out and make for YouTube to get people completing the membership survey!