Responding to newspaper accusations that Labour has been ‘infilitrated’ by the left, Salman Shaheen of Left Unity said:
“Right wing Labour MPs are saying Labour has been ‘infiltrated’. In a week when the majority of Labour MPs abstained on the brutal cuts in the welfare bill, who are the real infiltrators?
“Is it the people who are signing up to vote in the hope of turning Labour back to its roots? Or is it the MPs who, when they are asked whether the poor should be made to pay, failed to vote against it?
“The MPs who abstained on the welfare bill betrayed everyone Labour is supposed to stand up for.
“Left Unity supports the left wing policies Jeremy Corbyn stands for but hasn’t encouraged its members to sign up and vote. If you are looking for an infiltrator, take a look at Liz Kendall: a Tory in disguise.”
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Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.
Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.
Sat 20 Oct, 10.00-17.30
How Do We Defeat The Rise Of Fascism & Racism? International Conference
A great line-up and a vital event in London.
Sat 20 Oct, 12.00
People’s Vote March
Park Lane, London. Contact us if you can help distribute LU broadsheets.
European Forum of Progressive Forces, Bilbao
To debate, build and act to ward-off current threats.
Sun 17 Nov, 11.00-16.30
Reclaim Social Care Conference, Birmingham
To explore how to reverse privatisation and secure quality, stable, publicly funded and accountable social care services for all.
Speakers from Health Campaigns Together, the Labour Party, DPAC and more.
Sun 17 Nov, 12.00
National Unity Demonstration Against Fascism and Racism
Central London. More info on Facebook
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