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By The Grey Man
The last few nights been slightly bored with the election and Brexit. Been off looking around Momentum. It delves into the structure of the Labour Party, and to be honest having only been a member of any form of union a few decades back, I was kind of lost with the structure.
I wont have all my facts right here so go ahead and sucker punch if required.
I read about Mcdonnell first. Son of Irish imigrants. Few early years in Liverpool before heading to east midlands with family I think.
No university but quickly enetered into local gov. Ended up in west London where he would be an MP. Worked in London Council with Ken Livingstone in finance before an issue arose that he had to leave. Various stories about this. Eventually came back into local council. Finances ..pension I think from this time..holiday home and boat towards the broads area. Met Jezza early on and stayed close.
Corbyn..higher middle class family. Mom died died about 1986...just over 250k inherhitance. He was raised in manor house in Welsh borders. No uni. Overs seas voluntary work in Carribean. Eventually local labour politics. Two other brothers. Without the Cambridge Uni route...he sounds like a classic soviet sympathiser. My view.
Jon Lansman. Raised orthodox Jew. His money is vague. Father seems to have been an unspecified businessman. Possibly Tory Councilor in London. Seems to have never properly worked. Brother and son have property business. Some news items from years ago says he is linked..something to do with managing property for big companies like Maccy Ds. Bar Mcdonnell...the other two were from upper middle class. Something sticks here...havent got to grips...his back ground and yet the antisemitism.
Momentum. Bit of a loss with this. Formed 2015. Seems to be a movement within a movement. Some rule changes that you have to be a memeber of Labour to be in momentum. To me...it was a sneaky way of letting folk like Socialist Worker in via the back door. Sounds like what Lansman had been quoted years ago of wanting....he felt the right of the party should go its way if needed. This is the opposite it seems. Concentrate power in Momentum. If there is a move right. Momentum breaks off. Takes Labour.
Lansman has it as a movement for pro Jezza. I think he tried for a senior post recently but not sure what happened to it..general secretary?
Anyway..the more I looked the more.complicated it got.
Bottom line was Labour is run by the very same elites as the Tories.
Momentum seems to be a way of taking control of Labour. Or controlling Labour. If Labour lose the election Momentum will make their move amd formally take Labour.
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