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Why momentum is growing for action

26 January, 2017 — By John Gulliver

SOME members of Momentum – the ginger group set up to enliven the Labour Party – seem to want less talk and more action.

I hear that Camden members feel too much time is being spent on formally creating a “constitution” in line with other Labour fringe parties– the subject of a well-attended meeting this week in Kentish Town.

They were given a choice of accepting a bespoke constitution created by Momentum founder Jon Lansman and Christine Shawcroft, a leading member of Labour’s National Executive Council, or drawing up their own.

Let Momentum hold a conference on the subject, they decided. During the desultory discussions, members were slightly perplexed to discover that Momentum is actually “owned” by Jon Lansman, according to records held by Companies House.

Meanwhile, spirits were buoyed by plans to help picket the Kentish Town Job Centre after Lawrence Bond collapsed in the street and died minutes after being declared fit to work.

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