Sky’s Boris Bashing Teacher is Momentum Activist

18 May

Teacher Ellie Sharp appeared on Sky News over the weekend to engage in some good old Tory bashing. She repeatedly said the phrase “speaking as a teacher” and “speaking as an educator” before claiming “I don’t believe Boris Johnson has our best interests at heart.” Perhaps she would have been less misleading if she had said […]

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Momentum Continue Fighting Lost War

14 May

Like Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda, who refused to surrender after the Second World War, Momentum are clearly refusing to accept defeat and surrender to Sir Keir. Five weeks on from the end of the Labour leadership election, the group today uploaded a video to their official YouTube channel instructing members how to phonebank for Rebecca […]

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New Faction Within the Forward Momentum Faction

29 Apr

Earlier this month, Guido brought you the news of a new faction opening up with Momentum – ‘Forward Momentum’ – aiming to “Refound and democratise” the movement. It was a good old Labour factional split romp… Yesterday the black hole of left-wing politics collapsed in on itself even further, when a group within Forward Momentum launched […]

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‘Forward Momentum’ Aiming for Factional Success

21 Apr

Guido highlighted Momentum’s split a few weeks ago, with the new factional group ‘Forward Momentum‘ hoping to “refound” and “democratise” its parent group. Since their launch they have clarified that Forward Momentum does not intend to be a long-term endeavour, operating merely as a “movement within a movement” within the Labour Party… Documents sent out […]

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Former Momentum Staffer Behind Labour’s Leaked Report

14 Apr

Sir Keir Starmer and the Information Commissioner should begin their investigations into the leaking of the internal report into Labour’s handling of antisemitism by asking questions of the author named in the report’s metadata. The document’s meta information reveals it was created on 29 March, 2020 by Harry Hayball, a staffer in Labour’s Governance and […]

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Momentum Splits, Splinter Group Calls for Unity

8 Apr

Immediately after the election of Labour’s new leader, Momentum immediately rolled up their sleeves, got straight to business and took the fight to Keir Starmer, tweeting “In this new era Momentum will play a new role. We’ll hold Keir to account and make sure he keeps his promises”. The Conservative Research Department can step down, Momentum […]

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Can Keir Starmer rescue Labour?

8 Apr

At last the Labour leadership race is over and the two candidates who started as run-away favourites duly won. The voting was effectively over within two weeks of ballots opening, and campaigning stopped weeks ago. The results were a foregone conclusion. Keir Starmer was victorious because he was the best candidate to take Labour to […]

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Momentum Definitely Not Campaigning for Angela Rayner

2 Apr

Angela Rayner, who the bookies are sure is going to be the Labour Party’s deputy leader come Saturday, was originally backed by Momentum following their North Korean style endorsement process. She subsequently mildly criticised Corbyn. Now they don’t really back her, as can be seen from this reminder text sent out this morning. Angela appears […]

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Momentum Implicitly Withdraws Support for Rayner

31 Mar

Momentum emailed supporters this morning to remind them that voting in the Labour leadership elections finally closes on Thursday and that they should vote for their slate. Back in January the faction’s National Coordinating Group (NCG) unanimously voted to support Becky Long-Bailey for Labour leader, and Angela Rayner for the deputy position. They then offered […]

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Long-Bailey Video Features Candidate who Advised ‘Holocaust Deniers’ how to Deny Antisemitism Charges

11 Feb

The latest campaign video from Momentum shows Rebecca Long-Bailey setting out the need to have a “positive vision of Britain can be post-Brexit”. It prominently features an audience member explaining how the Labour vote was split in both directions by Brexit. Neither Long-Bailey nor Momentum spotted that the member asking the question appears to be […]

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Starmer’s Own Momentum Branch Sticks Knife In

16 Jan

Camden Momentum, which organises with Keir Starmer’s Holborn and St Pancras CLP, has launched a blistering attack against the Labour leadership frontrunner in the pages of the Camden New Journal. The article does not hold back… “Basedon on our experience, we do not trust him to follow through on these [hard left] gestures and warm […]

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Labour Leadership Outrage on All Sides

15 Jan

There’s anger from different wings of the Labour Party today as both antisemites and Momentum members accuse each other of stitch-ups preventing them from voting for candidates of their choice. Whatever happened to democratic socialism?… In Momentum land, any premise of a voice of the membership has been thrown out of the window as they […]

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Momentum’s National Leader Quits

20 Dec

Laura Parker has quit as Momentum’s national coordinator. In an email to supporters last night she said “I’m leaving the Momentum staff team, I’m not leaving the movement.” Guido suspects she will be happy to avoid the post-election post-mortem. Guido is also willing to bet Momentum will be fined again by the Electoral Commission for […]

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Momentum Thugs Organising Cash Reward for Attack on Boris With Milkshakes

9 Dec

Boris was forced to call off a visit in hyper-marginal Bishop Auckland earlier today after a gang of Labour activists turned up to cause trouble, at least one of whom claimed to have “a milkshake ready and everything”. A group of Labour Momentum activists has been organising in WhatsApp groups to attack the Prime Minister […]

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Labour Accused of Accepting Illegal Foreign Aid

9 Dec

Labour and Momentum have been accused of accepting illegal foreign donations during the election campaign, with the Tories reporting both to the electoral commission and demanding an urgent investigation. Read the letter in full here… Despite Labour constantly pointing their own fingers at supposed ‘dark money’ coming in from abroad to influence elections, new evidence shows […]

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Momentum Admits there was No 2017 ‘Youthquake’

6 Dec

Despite it being made ‘word of the year in 2017’ – and the media landscape somewhat shifting in response to it – the myth that a surge in youth turnout changing the course of the 2017 election has finally been acknowledged as untrue by Momentum. A few months after the election it had become clear […]

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Emails Reveal Momentum Only Applied for Electoral Commission Registration After Guido Revelations

6 Dec

At 09:50 on October 30 Guido published a story pointing out that Momentum had already raised more money than allowed for non-party campaigners to spend on the general election without being registered with the Electoral Commission. Essentially being in non-compliance with the law. In 2017 the Electoral Commission levied the highest fine ever “on a […]

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Momentum Chief Doesn’t Trust Jon Ashworth

5 Dec

Speaking to Politico about how Corbyn’s team are using the same sophisticated election tactics as Bernie Sanders in the US, Momentum National Coordinator Laura Parker attacked Shadow Health Secretary Jon Ashworth as ‘untrustworthy’. Parker, talking about trust in politics, singled out Labour’s main man on health as someone who voters would “definitely” not have much faith […]

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Daniel Hannan: £1 million? £1 billion? £1 trillion? McDonnell is relying on you not knowing the difference.

27 Nov

Labour is banking on our innumeracy. I don’t say that they are taking us for fools. Plenty of clever and educated people can’t process numbers on that scale.

The Momentum Campaign Guide to Avoiding Difficult Questions

14 Nov

Momentum have released their guide to ‘Having Difficult Conversations on the Doorstep’. In comparison to Jewish Voice for Labour’s briefing on how to respond on the doorstep to claims of Labour antisemitism, it makes for pretty dull reading… One interesting approach Momentum propose can be seen under point 6: ‘Pivot’. “If you can’t deal with their […]

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Vladimir Putin Donates to Momentum after Giving to People’s Vote

5 Nov

Back in May Guido noticed Vladimir Putin could donate to the People’s Vote campaign from a foreign country, now the generous Russian leader is back and has just given to Momentum. Carole is yet again critising the Brexit Party for accepting foreign donations via PayPal, whilst others this week have been going after the government […]

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Tories Report Momentum to the Electoral Commission

31 Oct

Following Guido’s exclusive yesterday, the Electoral Commission put out a bland statement that they were “monitoring non-party campaigners“. Tory vice-chairman Paul Scully has now written to the Electoral Commission to raise their concerns about Momentum’s failure to register as a non-party campaigner for the upcoming election. In less than 12 hours, Momentum claimed they’ve already […]

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Electoral Commission “Monitoring Compliance” of Non-Party Campaigners

30 Oct

The Electoral Commission have just sent us this statement: “In order to maintain voter confidence, it is important that all parties and campaigners comply with the rules and campaign responsibly. Ahead of final confirmation, we will shortly publish updated guidance for candidates, political parties and non-party campaigners to help them comply, and we will monitor […]

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