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.
Thursday 31st May
Transform #4 launch event: full details here
Saturday 9 June
the Empire Strikes Back in Latin America
VSC Day School; more details here
Saturday 16 June, 11.00 -18.00
Left Unity 2018 National Conference
Left Unity’s annual national conference.
Friday 13th July
Together against Trump national demo
2pm in central London
More details here
Sunday 19 August, 14.00-15.00
Peterloo Massacre 2018 Commemorative Rally & Picnic
In Manchester, hosted by Greater Manchester Association of Trades Union Councils. More info on Facebook
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