I have drafted something for what I believe Momentum should be. There has been a lot of talk in the media – exaggerating any differences. Part of the problem is that there has no clear statement of what Momentum stands for.
At last a discussion is starting in regional meetings before a National Committee meeting next week – discussion will undoubtedly continue. I hope some statement like this may come out of these debates. I hope also that we get an agreement to have a membership, proper branch structures and a democratic Momentum conference within 3 months.
I welcome others views if you agree with it add our name in the form below.
Momentum is a social movement committed to: winning Labour for working people; winning working people for Labour; the return of a Labour government which rules in the interests of working people. In pursuit of these aims we promote political discussion and build campaigning alliances which bring together CLPs, trade unions, local community groups and other social movements.
1. Momentum champions the ideas of working-class struggle and working-class political representation, shaping different areas of its work around them. It seeks to actively back working-class, anti-austerity, liberation, etc, struggles and mobilise its supporters to help them – and to win the support of the Labour Party at local and national level for these struggles.
2. Momentum seeks to work in trade unions, cooperating with other forces seeking effective, militant campaigning and grassroots democracy, but also specifically working to develop each unions political orientation to, demands on and formal or informal links with the Labour Party – as well as working to recruit Labour members in each union. Continue reading