Archiv: True Labour


17.12.2019 - 21:45 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

‘If Labour is to ever win back the traditional working-class, it must stop treating them as though they were some kind of embarrassing elderly relative.’ My @UnHerd take on Labour’s implosion.

15.12.2019 - 11:07 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

The lesson of the last 3 years is that our elites, in a very broad sense, are deeply hostile to the democratic principle – visible in their support for EU, and in their ruthless campaign to squash a vote against it.

15.12.2019 - 10:42 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

Seeing a lot of tweets from Labour activists saying, “We just need to fight harder next time.” No. Labour did not get smashed for want of effort by activists. It got smashed because it lost the trust of the working-class. Until this is admitted, we cannot move forward.

15.12.2019 - 10:21 [ John Mann / Telegraph.co.uk ]

The arrogance and detachment of Corbyn’s middle class fan club was a factor in every seat Labour lost

The arrogance and detachment of Corbyn’s middle class fan club was a factor in every seat that Labour lost. And they were so away with the fairies that in a Bassetlaw they predicted a 1200 Labour majority on the eve of the election.

It is 95 years since Bassetlaw last elected a Conservative…

13.12.2019 - 20:39 [ Brendan Chilton Esq., Blue Labour / Twitter ]

I warned time & time again in interviews, articles & meetings- backing a 2ndREF would destroy Labour in the heartlands. I WAS RIGHT. The arithmetic said it would be a disaster.Yet those ‚in the know‘ ignored my warnings. Now we reep the rewards.

13.12.2019 - 20:38 [ Paul Embery , Blue Labour / Twitter ]

This was Polly Toynbee in the Guardian earlier this year, ridiculing the idea that the northern heartlands would abandon Labour. These chattering class metro-liberals were allowed to dictate Labour policy on Brexit and so much else. Look where it got us.

13.12.2019 - 14:10 [ Michael Tracey ‏/ Twitter ]

The legendary Dennis Skinner voted out. MP for Bolsover since 1970, campaigned for Leave, always stridently anti-war, personification of old-school Labour. My personal favorite MP. Tragic

13.12.2019 - 06:55 [ Brendan Chilton Esq. @AshfordLabour / Twitter, ‏ ]

There is NO question concerning the Labour Party right now to which a middle class remain north London MP is the answer….The next Leader of the Party must come from outside London and understand what has happened tonight in order for us to rebuild.

11.12.2019 - 14:11 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

We urge Brexiteers in Stoke-on-Trent Central to vote for .@gareth_snell- he voted for the deal and opposes a second referendum. A democrat and Brexiteer. Vote for Gareth tomorrow.

11.12.2019 - 13:53 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

We urge Brexiteers in Barnsley East to vote for .@Steph_Peacock she respects the result, opposes a second referendum and voted for the deal. A true champion for her constituents and democracy. Vote for Stephanie Peacock tomorrow.

11.12.2019 - 06:21 [ Brendan Chilton Esq., @AshfordLabour Leader, Brexit Campaigner / Twitter ]

Brexit Party standing down for Tory Remain Leader, Mays Deputy PM and Leader of anti no-deal Tory MPs Damian Green but won’t stand down against Labour Brexit champion Caroline Flint. BP serving their own interests not the national interest. #TurquoiseTories

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11.12.2019 - 06:18 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

We urge every Brexiteer in Blackley and Broughton to vote for Graham Stringer. He campaigned to leave and opposes a second referendum. Vote for Graham Stringer on December 12th.

10.12.2019 - 20:39 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

We urge every Brexiteer in Grimsby to back .@OnnMel she opposes a second referendum and voted for Boris Johnson’s deal. A champion for Grimsby, democracy and Brexit.

10.12.2019 - 20:31 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

We urge everyone in Barnsley to vote for .@DanJarvisMP- who opposes a second referendum, and who voted for the withdrawal deal. A true democrat. Vote for Dan Jarvis on December 12th.

10.12.2019 - 20:26 [ Brendan Chilton Esq., @AshfordLabour Leader, Brexit Campaigner / Twitter ]

Brexit Party standing against Labours Emma Lewell-Buc- she opposes a second ref and voted for Boris Johnson’s deal. Yet they are standing down for Stephen Hammond- arch Tory remainer. National interest? Yeah whatever. #TurquoiseTories

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10.12.2019 - 20:17 [ Brendan Chilton Esq., @AshfordLabour Leader, Brexit Campaigner / Twitter ]

So Brexit Party are standing down against arch remainer and architect of the worst deal in history- Theresa May- but are standing against Brexit champion of the past 50 years Dennis Skinner. There actions have nothing to do with national interest. #TurquoiseTories

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16.11.2019 - 19:47 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

The post-war Labour government gave us full employment; the NHS; modern welfare state; public ownership of railways, electric, gas, coal and steel; and built a million new homes. All when the country’s back was broken. Never let it be said that we can’t afford a decent society.

30.10.2019 - 06:08 [ Spiked ]

‘The left has turned its back on the working class’

Paul Embery talks to Brendan O’Neill about Brexit, democracy and the scourge of wokeness.

29.09.2019 - 09:03 [ Spiked ]

‘People desperately want their vote to matter’: Kate Hoey talks to Brendan O’Neill about the political class’s refusal to deliver Brexit.

Maverick Labour MP Kate Hoey joins spiked’s editor for the latest episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show. They discuss the left-wing case for Leave, Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit betrayal and Labour’s disconnect from its working-class heartlands.

22.09.2019 - 12:22 [ Blue Labour / Eventbrite.co.uk ]

The Blue Labour Fringe: Join Maurice Glasman and Paul Embery discussing Labour, Brexit, democracy, justice, and the future of radical politics.

Date and Time:
Sun, 22 September 2019
15:00 – 16:00 BST

Location:
Old Ship Hotel
Brighton
BN1 1NR
United Kingdom

22.09.2019 - 12:16 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

Poll by Opinium for Sunday’s Observer: Con 37% Lab 22% Lib Dem 17% Brexit 12% Green 4% Second referendum strategy failing dismally for Labour. Heartland vote ebbing away. All utterly predictable. When will the middle-class liberals and Toytown revolutionaries start listening?

08.09.2019 - 13:09 [ The Sunday Times ‏/ Twitter ]

The Labour Party was plunged into civil war again this evening as a veteran MP revealed he is quitting the Commons to take up a full-time role as the government’s anti-semitism tsar

07.09.2019 - 10:11 [ Paul Embery / Unherd.com ]

Labour’s Brexit shambles: The Party’s laughable strategy is alienating all its voters

Having been a Labour party member for the best part of a quarter of a century, I want my party to win the next election. So I take no pleasure in saying that Labour’s current strategy (such as it is) around Brexit is a half-baked, shambolic mess.

04.09.2019 - 06:31 [ Jonathan Lis, Dep Director @britinfluence / Twitter ]

On the other side, only Kate Hoey and John Mann spoilt the party for Labour (plus ex-Labour MPs Ian Austin and Ivan Lewis). Big thanks to the Labour Leavers who, despite their misgivings, decided to put their constituents first.

03.09.2019 - 16:38 [ John Mann, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

It is my judgement that sufficient Labour MPs will vote to respect the referendum and stop Parliament from revoking.

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03.09.2019 - 16:35 [ Kate Hoey, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

Any MP who votes for this Bill will be showing more loyalty to the European Union than to the United Kingdom

15.08.2019 - 05:49 [ Brendan Chilton Esq, @AshfordLabour Leader ‏/ Twitter ]

Jeremy Corbyn has sought the support of Tory MPs to form a national government. Ramsay MacDonald was the last Labour Leader to enter into government with Tories. At the subsequent election, Labour was devastated and lost 225. #NoNationalUnityGovernment

10.07.2019 - 21:41 [ John Mills / Twitter ]

Wonderful article on @HuffPostUK by my colleague Brendan. We have deserted our Leave voters & traditional working-class supporters. ‚Deserted‘ is the right word.

10.07.2019 - 21:38 [ Brandon Chilton / Huffington Post ]

Backing A Second Referendum Could Finish Labour At The Ballot Box

On the biggest issue in British politics, Labour promised one thing before the election and then did the complete opposite afterwards. The last party that performed such an outrageous U-turn was the Liberal Democrats over tuition fees, and they were rightly destroyed in the following election.

Labour is now possibly facing that same oblivion.

As of this morning, just under five million Labour Leave voters are homeless. I’m sure The Brexit Party will be delighted.

09.07.2019 - 18:40 [ Kevin Barron,Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

Whilst I remain an MP I will never support a second referendum in any form, the decision to leave the EU was made in 2016 and we should respect that!

09.07.2019 - 18:24 [ Brendan Chilton / Spiked ]

Labour as we knew it is no more

Today is a tragic day in the Labour Party’s history, and a fatal day for British democracy. It is, potentially, the beginning of the end of the Labour Party as we know it.

09.07.2019 - 18:17 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

The announcement from .@jeremycorbyn and @UKLabour today means that Labour is now a remain party and that means one thing. We have lost 5million Labour Leave voters, possibly 100 MPs will lose their seats and Jeremy has lost the next general election

06.07.2019 - 11:16 [ Express.co.uk ]

Brexiteer warns of devastating consequences for Labour as ‚delusional‘ Remainers take over

Mr Chilton launched a furious attack on Remainers within the Labour Party and added: “And the message they are pushing down the Leader’s ear is that ‘we need to come out for a referendum and we need to campaign for Remain’. They are delusional.

“And what we need actually is for the Labour Party to accept the outcome of the referendum and go for Brexit and to articulate its vision for what the country should look like after we leave.

„And I think if the country did that then we would clean up.”

14.06.2019 - 10:23 [ Channel Brexit / Youtube ]

#LeaveMeansLeaveMarch #BrexitMarch #BrexitBetrayal Paul Embery, „We need civil disobedience.“ (Leave Means Leave March)

Paul Embery @ Leave Means Leave March, 29th March.

14.06.2019 - 10:18 [ Spiked ]

The scandal of Paul Embery’s sacking

Paul Embery has spent 20 years as a dedicated trade-union official, fighting for better rights, conditions and pay for firefighters with the Fire Brigades Union. But today he revealed that he has been kicked off the union’s national executive and banned from office for two years.

Why? Because he delivered a pro-Brexit speech at the Leave Means Leave rally outside parliament on the day we were supposed to leave the EU.

14.06.2019 - 10:12 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

Solidarity .@PaulEmbery you are a fantastic union official, a voice for working class people and. True democrat. We stand with you in solidarity and support.

14.06.2019 - 10:08 [ Leave.EU ‏/ Twitter ]

WATCH | The late Bob Crow exposes the truth about the anti-democratic EU & demands Brexit on behalf of British workers ? What a far cry from today’s trade unions, where the likes of @PaulEmbery are barred from office

Support us at https://leave.eu/get-involved

14.06.2019 - 10:05 [ Brendan Chilton, Director @LabourFutureUK / Twitter ]

This is absolutely outrageous. Solidarity with you My dear friend and fellow Democrat .@PaulEmbery Its a scandal.

14.06.2019 - 09:58 [ Blue Labour ‏/ Twitter ]

This is a shameful and intolerant decision. Paul has fought hard for better pay and conditions for firefighters for twenty years. Please show your solidarity with Paul Embery.

14.06.2019 - 09:55 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

I am disappointed to report that I have been kicked off the national executive of my union – @fbunational – and banned from office for two years as a consequence of my speech at the ‚Leave Means Leave‘ rally outside parliament in March.

More below.

12.06.2019 - 17:52 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

„There can be no democratic choice against the European treaties“, Juncker neatly crystallises the EU’s understanding of democratic votes and referendums, namely – they mean nothing. And the EU has shown that time and time again. #progressive #brexit

08.06.2019 - 12:11 [ Labourlist.org ]

Even if the next Tory leader keeps no deal on the table, Labour must not block Brexit

Labour MPs need to take a view, knowing where we are now, on both what is best for the country and what is most likely to hold together the party’s vital coalition of support between mostly Remain-orientated liberal-minded middle-class people and the largely Leave-leaning industrial working-class voters who have long been Labour’s electoral bedrock. Maybe reconsidering no deal would be the right thing for Labour MPs to consider on both counts.

29.05.2019 - 07:13 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

Outside the M25…. Brexit Party to the left of them. Brexit Party to right of them. Brexit Party to the front of them. Into the valley of death rode the Labour Party.

29.05.2019 - 05:03 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

Labour now looks set to back a second referendum, with the option to remain and Labour would campaign to remain. This is suicidal- but hey, London and Brighton will be happy. Labour starting down the path of other left parties- abandoning the core. Its a perilous route.

28.05.2019 - 05:41 [ Gloria De Piero / theGuardian.com ]

This isn’t about Brexit. Backing remain now would wreck Labour

Trying to overturn the referendum result would alienate voters who trust us and end all chance of winning a general election

27.05.2019 - 05:21 [ Brendan Chilton / Twitter ]

Mainstream Media rarely have .@labourleave people on so here are my few thoughts on the #EUelections2019 #Labour #BrexitParty please share.

27.05.2019 - 04:20 [ Blue Labour ‏/ Twitter ]

The idea that anyone would see these extraordinary results for the Brexit Party and jump to the conclusion that Labour should back a second referendum is madness. Labour must stand for working people or we stand for nothing.

22.05.2019 - 05:01 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

May now offering MPs second referendum if they vote for her colony agreement. This government is just beyond shameless. This whole stitch up really is deplorable to watch unfold and will only increase resentment and alienation among leave voters #brexit

21.05.2019 - 16:03 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ‏ ]

One of the things you learn after a couple of decades of political activity on the Left is that many who claim to be passionate supporters of freedom of expression don’t really mean it.

13.05.2019 - 07:55 [ Brendan Chilton, Director @LabourFutureUK ‏/ Twitter ]

So many calls/emails from .@labourleave supporters telling me they will not be voting .@UKLabour in the #EUElections2019 but will instead support @brexitparty_uk- Labour- we are losing our core vote fast- For god sake! Ignore the remoaners- They are at 2%!!! Leave voters count!

08.05.2019 - 05:56 [ Express.co.uk ]

Brexiteer compares Theresa May’s leadership to ‚DICTATORSHIP‘ in huge rant – ‚Time is UP‘

The Labour MP accused the Conservative Party rules of forcing a form of „dictatorship“ on Parliament as nothing can be done to oust the Prime Minister before the end of the year. Ms Hoey urged Theresa May to resign from her post as soon as possible in the best interest of the country and to help find a solution to the Brexit impasse.

06.05.2019 - 17:28 [ Labour Leave / Twitter ]

Only let Remainers speak! The sheer authoritarianism of the Remain elite never ceases to shock. In fairness to the media, they’ve been having a damn good go at this anyway. OFCOM has abandoned any pretence of ensuring news neutrality, as has the BBC. #brexit

20.04.2019 - 15:24 [ Daniel Neun ‏/ Twitter ]

To leave the peoples with no choice other than right-wingers and / or the second US on the planet is part of the paneuropean dialectic tactics. @UKLabour, @TheGreenParty THEY are the traitors. So let THEM sneer, keep your values and make it better! @labourleave @GreenLeavesorg

20.04.2019 - 13:59 [ Daniel Neun / Twitter ]

Do we have to carry the British Left up the stairs, too? You have no party! So do one! That’s ok in a democracy once in a century, you know!? Don’t copy the utterly fatalist Left in Germany, blindly following their paneuropean ideologues. @PaulEmbery @BrendanChilton @LeftBrexit

14.04.2019 - 13:31 [ Brendan Chilton, Director @LabourFutureUK / Twitter ]

Labour in the 2010s made the fatal assumption that UKIP would only damage the Tories and we’d come through the middle…just a plea (not that the party has ever listened to those of us in touch with working class opinion)…let’s not make that same mistake with the Brexit Party.

14.04.2019 - 12:27 [ spiked ‏/ Twitter ]

“An apology is never enough for the self-appointed censors. Only apologise if you are at fault, not because someone has decided to take offence. The witch-hunters are a threat to free speech and they need to be faced down.” @PaulEmbery on Twittermobs

14.04.2019 - 12:20 [ UnHerd ]

The trouble with dog-whistles: Paul Embery is the latest victim of the cynical censorship brigade

One of the strange habits of our time is the one in which a self-appointed class roams the land, hands cupped to their ear, hoping to discern something they can identify as a ‘dog-whistle’. I wrote about this habit after Conservative MP Suella Braverman came in for a scolding for using the phrase ‘cultural Marxism’ in a speech.

12.04.2019 - 13:09 [ Spiked ]

The labour movement has turned against the working class

Embery: The Labour Party now is increasingly a bourgeois, metropolitan, liberal party. It is obsessed with students and youth. It’s very London-centric – removed almost completely from parts of this country, such as the northern industrial heartlands, where the Labour Party was once a strong presence.

11.04.2019 - 11:15 [ Paul Embery , Blue Labour / Twitter ]

Tony Benn arguing in 1975 against handing over democratic powers to European technocrats. Eloquent, powerful and prescient. This was the best of the Left.

09.04.2019 - 16:12 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

Tonight I learned that you may innocently use two everyday words in a discussion that had nothing to do with Jews, Jewishness or even race at all, but because Stalin used the same words to attack Jews 70 years ago, your comment will be considered anti-Semitic. Utterly insane.

08.04.2019 - 12:52 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour ‏/ Twitter ]

‚A nation is not a home.‘ I fear this encapsulates the divide in our society – between a rootless, cosmopolitan, bohemian middle-class (in this case a bloke who used to sing folk songs on the BBC) and a rooted, communitarian, patriotic working-class.

07.04.2019 - 16:05 [ Spectator ]

Are both May and Corbyn prepared to risk splitting their parties?

The irony of the stalemate in the cross-party Brexit talks is that Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are not that far apart on the issue, as I say in The Sun this morning. They might use different language, but what they want is really quite similar.

But while they may not be that far apart, their parties are. A deal would require not one of them, but both of them to be prepared to split their parties.

07.04.2019 - 15:57 [ theGuardian.com ]

Labour chairman attacks Corbyn over ‘people’s vote’ on Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn was warned by Labour party chairman Ian Lavery that he risked going down in history as the leader who split his party if he backed another referendum on Brexit, in an extraordinary outburst during a meeting of the shadow cabinet last week, according to senior party sources.

06.04.2019 - 19:48 [ Kate Hoey, Member of Parliament ‏/ Twitter ]

Expect the @10DowningStreet letter to EU will have been cleared first with @donaldtusk The U.K. government is capitulating to EU demands and colluding in our humiliation #startthefightback

06.04.2019 - 18:00 [ Left of Centre Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

Peter Shore MP, Labour statesman, died in 2001. Every word of this perhaps even more true now than when he spoke it in 1975 on the eve of the then referendum

05.04.2019 - 14:54 [ Paul Embery / Unherd.com ]

Why does the Left sneer at the traditional working class? Labour alienates this integral element at its peril

When some on the Left argue that the term ‘traditional working-class’ is obscure or divisive or racist and should therefore be ditched, what they are really demonstrating, unintentionally, is their own hidden contempt for this group. They would rather it didn’t exist at all in the form it does.

They think its members are ‘nativist’ and reactionary and – God forbid – voted to leave the European Union. Because, you see, the group-thinkers and virtue-signallers and woke liberals and quasi-Marxists and echo-chamber-dwellers who comprise so much of the modern Left believe themselves to be Inherently Better People than those of us from the more traditional Left.

30.03.2019 - 12:14 [ Channel Brexit / Youtube ]

Kate Hoey, „I’m so angry with Parliament. The Betrayal.“ (Leave Means Leave March)

Kate Hoey @ Leave Means Leave March, 29th March. #LeaveMeansLeaveMarch #BrexitMarch

30.03.2019 - 12:07 [ Paul Tavares ‏/ Twitter ]

Some sterling speeches at the #Brexit rally at Westminster yesterday from .@JuliaHB1, .@PeterBoneUK, .@KateHoeyMP, Brendan O’Neill & others – but one of the most poignant was from .@PaulEmbery who said: „The divide is not Leave v Remain. It is Democracy v anti-democracy“

30.03.2019 - 10:37 [ Paul Embery ‏/ Twitter ]

One of the pleasing things about tonight’s events outside parliament is that the rally held on Whitehall by the loathsome racist rabble-rouser Tommy Robinson attracted a tiny number of people, and the overwhelming majority stayed with the main event in Parliament Square.

(twelve hours ago)

29.03.2019 - 13:43 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

Any Labour MP voting for this deal today is not delivering Brexit. You are rendering the U.K. a vassal state. You are propping up a Tory government. You are abandoning leave voters. DO NOT VOTE FOR THIS TORY DEAL.

18.03.2019 - 07:25 [ Kate Hoey, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

Proud to have taken part in the first day of #marchtoleave MP’s should not underestimate the anger millions of people feel about a potential betrayal #politicswillchange

18.03.2019 - 06:59 [ Socialists for Britain ‏/ Twitter ]

Replying to @JohnMannMP Great to hear John. The referendum result must be honoured. If the Labour Party fails to honour the result, we will lose the next election. #Lexit

18.03.2019 - 06:49 [ John Mann, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

To save people time. No need to lobby me of new referendum proposal (Kyle/Wilson). It contradicts Labours election manifesto and I will not be voting for it.

15.03.2019 - 11:09 [ Ruth Smeeth, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

I’ve resigned from Labour’s front bench this evening in order to vote against a second referendum. This was a difficult decision but I have a duty to support the will of my constituents. We need to leave, and leave with a deal that works for the Potteries

15.03.2019 - 11:02 [ Paul Embery, firefighter, trade union official, Blue Labour, pro-Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

Dear MPs Democracy is a pressure relief valve. If you shut it off, the pressure doesn’t go away. It breaks out elsewhere. Be warned.

27.02.2019 - 19:15 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

I hope MPs understand, all their talk of short delays, of ruling out no deal, the public understands exactly what is going on: underhand and deeply cynical attempts to overturn the biggest democratic mandate in British history. You’re not fooling anyone. #brexit

26.02.2019 - 13:28 [ John Mann, Abgeordneter im britischen House of Commons / Twitter ]

Most Labour MPs ducking the question, would they support a Labour Brexit or remain in their proposed referendum . Keir Starmer will want to be first to make this crystal clear.

26.02.2019 - 13:21 [ PoliticsHome.com ]

Labour MP tells Jeremy Corbyn: Backing referendum will stop you becoming Prime Minister

Brexit-backing backbencher John Mann said the decision to endorse a so-called „People’s Vote“ would infuriate Leave supporters in the Midlands and north of England.

At a meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party on Monday evening, the Bassetlaw MP told Mr Corbyn: „This decision will stop you being Prime Minister.“