Archiv: Jon Lansman

23.09.2019 - 14:47 [ Daily Mail ]

Labour at breaking point: Jeremy Corbyn launches extraordinary tirade at reporters at party conference as he faces humiliation at the hands of Remainer activists in crunch Brexit votes – with even his union allies abandoning him

Amid intense behind-the-scenes arm-twisting today, public services union Unison broke ranks to declared it will oppose the leader’s Brexit fudge.

But the Momentum pressure group appears to have handed Mr Corbyn a lifeline by signalling its activists will be in his camp, rather than with the Remainers.

In a shock split, its founder Jon Lansman made clear he did not agree with the decision, tweeting that ‚members should feel free to vote with their conscience‘.

22.09.2019 - 11:49 [ ]

Top Jeremy Corbyn aide Andrew Fisher to quit ‘by the end of the year’

The revelations come a day after the Labour leader was forced to step in to save Tom Watson’s job, after Jon Lansman tried to scrap the post of Labour deputy leader.

The Momentum chief launched a shock attempt to remove Mr Watson – with the support of the Unite union – at a meeting of Labour’s ruling national executive committee on Friday night.

22.09.2019 - 11:37 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

It seems the only group within the labour movement, apart from Momentum, to have publicly supported the aborted attempt to purge Tom Watson (of whom I am no great fan, by the way) is the increasingly Stalinist, purge-happy FBU leadership. Another serious failure of judgement.

22.09.2019 - 11:31 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Watson Purge Fails


If you had a lie-in this morning you may have missed that Momentum’s attempt to purge Watson has failed. You may have missed it had even started last night. Jon Lansman, the multi-millionaire founder of Momentum proposed to the party’s governing NEC that the position of Deputy Leader be abolished. The headbanging outriders of Corbyn on Twitter were ecstatic, most Labour MPs were alarmed, it was reported that Gordon Brown had phoned Corbyn and McDonnell to lobby against the move, Tony Blair publicly backed the man who initiated the “curry plot” that led to his demise. Corbyn blinked.

22.09.2019 - 11:09 [ ]

Momentum boss Jon Lansman launches bid to axe Labour deputy leader post over Tom Watson ‚disloyalty‘


Momentum boss Jon Lansman has launched a bid to axe the post of Labour deputy leader because of Tom Watson’s „disloyalty“ over Brexit.

In a shock move, he tabled an emergency motion at a meeting of Labour’s ruling national executive committee on the eve of the party’s annual conference in Brighton.

Mr Watson, who is a member of the NEC, could not attend the meeting for childcare reasons and was assured there was nothing „controversial“ on the agenda.

22.09.2019 - 11:05 [ Electronic Intifada ]

“Ally” Jon Lansman wanted Jeremy Corbyn removed


Jon Lansman, a prominent figure in the UK Labour Party, advocated that Jeremy Corbyn be removed as party leader three years ago.

The revelation challenges Lansman’s reputation as a key Corbyn supporter.

In 2016, Lansman told Labour activist Graham Bash that the left would be much better served if Corbyn was replaced by John McDonnell, the shadow finance minister.