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British Labour Party + Brighton Conference 2017

JEREMY CORBYN Addresses Annual Labour Party Conference 2017. Remember our Labour Manifesto?  Gender Pay Gap must End. Education must be free. “Austerity” has been a Tory scheme to pay Billions to Elites by siphoning single Pound notes out of the Pay envelopes of Millions of Trade Union Workers.

JEREMY CORBYN Personal Interview after the Brighton, U.K. Labour Party Conference on the hit BBC Andrew Marr Show.   Host Marr admits dismissing Jeremy as “un-Electable” during recent Summer Election Campaign.

JOHN McDONNELL, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Labour. Great speech at the 2017 Brighton Labour Party Conference

DENNIS SKINNER, Veteran Labour MP Speaks of Zero Contracts

 

LABOUR PARTY Annual 2017 Conference in Brighton, England, U.K. “Going Underground” host interviews Shadow Labour Ministers for Treasury (Chancellor of the Exchequer), et al.

Career bicyclist and Labour Leader JEREMY CORBYN

(Socialist) Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn

Receives Rave Applause and Cheers from BRISTOL, UK

 

Corbyn Ad Exposes “Posh Class” Hypocricy Oxford-types omit Univ., Parent’s Help Up

Guardian Intervus Voters prior to Election Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Enjoy Late SURGE

 

Labour Leader is a Political “Outsider”

JEREMY CORBYN is a Workers’ Leader

“Oh, Jer-em-y Cor-byn”

“OH, JER-EM-Y COR-BYN.”

Wimbledon Ban Chanting for

the Labour Candidate

BBC BIAS vs. Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn

BBC “Fake News” re Scottish and Brexit Referendums

 FAKE NEWS about LABOUR

Comedian Jonathan Pie: “Un-Electable Jeremy Corbyn

Wins in Canterbury & London Tory Strongholds

 

“Tony Blair is a Psychopath”

Corbyn Dangerous?  Didn’ t Kill 500,000 people

 

Pie – Socialism Strikes Back!

 

“We’ve had enough”  LABOUR RANT in UK

 

Glastonbury Musical Festival – JEREMY CORBIN

“Build Bridges, Mr. Trump, not walls.”

Every child could be a Poet, a Musician, or anything they want to be.

Brighton, England – JEREMY CORBYN

Applauds Unison Trade Union (1.3 mil members)

LABOUR PARTY – UK – Advert

Brown U. Economist Mark BLYTHE

Jimmy Dore Show – BREXIT Good?

Labour’s Surprise – Young Workers Elect

42 out of 49 London Districts + Canterbury

Plus 7 Seats in Scotland, ++

BBC “Question Time” in UK – June 9, 2017

 

LABOUR Party Receives 70%+ Youth Vote

CORBYN Wins his town by 40,000 + votes

UK ELECTION RESULTS – Tories Lose 13,

Labor Gains 31 Members of Parliament

 

JEREMY CORBYN Interview June 7

Protect Human Rights, Re-Hire 20,000 Police Laid off by

Conservative MAY, and “Hope for the Many, not the Few”

 

 

LABOUR Rally, Birmingham, UK, June 6

Jeremy Corbyn electrifies Young Voters in North UK

 

Westminster, England – Labour

LABOUR PARTY RALLY  June 5

Rank & File Labour Leaders + J. Corbyn

UK BRITISH ELECTION  –  June 8, 2017

JEREMY CORBYN, LABOUR PARTY vs.

THERESA MAY, CONSERVATIVE PARTY

Polls: April 10, 2017  –  CORBYN 26%  –  MAY 45%

May, 2017  CORBYN 34%  –  MAY 44%

June 1, 2017  CORBYN 37%  –  MAY 43%

JEREMY CORBYN at Leicester, UK

RIGGED FOR THE RICH

 

FAIRNESS for WORKERS & PENSIONS

JEREMY CORBIN, a new kind of Leader

Comedian JIMMY DORE on LABOUR

Party Platform “Manifesto” (Tax the Rich)

Labour Leader on pro-Gov’t BBC

JEREMY CORBYN

Sky News (Fox UK) Grills

JEREMY CORBYN, Labour Party

JEREMY CORBYN

The General Election, June 8, 2017

LABOUR PARTY MANIFESTO

For the Many, Not for the Few

 JEREMY CORBYN

 TONY BENN, Labour Party MP

JEREMY CORBIN WINS ELECTION AS LABOUR PARTY LEADER in UK

 

JEREMY CORBIN – Owen Jones Supports

 

JEREMY CORBIN Debates OWEN SMITH

Labour’s Corbyn vs Corporate Control – “Momentum” Movement vs Corporates Need to Control Labour Party 

 

“PRIME MINISTER’s QUESTIONS” in UK

JEREMY CORBYN vs TERESA MAY

 

Is Mainstream MEDIA BIASED Against Labour Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn?

 

“Earthquake Inside the British LABOUR PARTY” – Rise of Jeremy Corbyn, after Tony Blair’s disastrous War-lying admin.  “Saintly fellow is Corbyn. “

 

INSIDE the SOUL of the British LABOUR PARTY – BBC Radio 4 – (No Video)

 

JEREMY CORBYN – BBC Labour Party Debate, Nottingham, U.K. August 2016

 

“Fall of the Scottish LABOUR PARTY” – BBC Scotland 

 

Jeremy Corbyn copies Bernie Sanders playbook

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, speaks to supporters in Regency Square in Brighton | Rob Stothard/Getty Images

But to the army of young, tech-savvy activists driving the U.K. Labour leader’s reelection campaign, Corbyn represents a break from the past rather than a return to it. His policies might be retro, but the methods are anything but.

This week the Labour leader’s campaign will launch a series of initiatives straight out of the Sanders playbook.

Corbyn’s inner circle was on Tuesday putting the finishing touches to a “barnstormer” series of town hall meetings designed to dramatically ramp up the number of volunteers working on his campaign.

The move is a direct copy of Sanders’ influential barnstormer meeting circuit, organized on social media and attracting thousands of volunteers.

The concept is simple: Instead of recruiting a limited number of paid campaigners to organize door-knocking and handing out leaflets, cut out the middle men. Meetings are arranged and advertised online and volunteers who attend are quickly trained to become the ground operation themselves, taking on and organizing major aspects of the campaign.

The Corbyn campaign certainly cannot easily be pigeonholed into the old Trotskyite box — Paul Hilder

At one early barnstormer meeting in Brighton, hundreds of activists showed up to hear from Corbyn’s team. Following the event the campaign had an activist on the ground in every part of the city.

Following another meeting, in Bristol, the campaign developed a new smartphone app after asking for expert help from volunteers. All Corbyn’s team had to do was shout “who’s a techy here?”

Momentum gains momentum

In a second move taken straight from the U.S., the pro-Corbyn campaign group Momentum will this week launch a major crowdfunding drive with the money raised going straight to the Labour leader’s reelection bid rather than to the Labour Party itself. It will be the first major U.S.-style fundraising drive in the U.K. for leadership bid rather than a general election.

Local Momentum groups will “compete” to raise the most money in small donations from activists in a bid to blow Corbyn’s rival Owen Smith out of the water.

In the first week of the recent attempted coup against Corbyn by Labour MPs, Momentum raised £11,000 a day, with the average donation just £7.30. It now hopes to ramp up the fundraising drive by using online crowdsourcing.

“The Corbyn campaign certainly cannot easily be pigeonholed into the old Trotskyite box,” said Paul Hilder, founder of the political crowdfunding website Crowdpac, who spent weeks embedded with the Sanders campaign earlier this year.

I was in Labour HQ and asked them to set up a Facebook livestream and they just looked blank at me — Labour staffer

Hilder is cited as an inspiration by some of the leading figures in Momentum for his work on political campaigning. He stood to be Labour general secretary in 2011 in a bid to overhaul the way the party operates and was involved in setting up the left-wing campaign website 38 Degrees. He was also a vice president of the giant U.S. petition platform change.org.

Hilder insists there is only one side of the Labour Party embracing the U.S.-style social media revolution in political campaigning championed by Sanders and before him by Barack Obama.

“We are seeing Momentum trying out some of the most innovative techniques pioneered by the Sanders movement,” Hilder said. In contrast, the Labour mainstream has become “professionally incompetent,” he said.

One senior Labour staffer summed up the difference. “I was in Labour HQ and asked them to set up a Facebook livestream and they just looked blank at me.”

James Schneider, senior Corbyn campaign organizer and Momentum activist, flew to the U.S. to study the Sanders campaign in April and describes Hilder as “a big influence” on his campaigning.

Jeremy Corbyn And Owen Smith Take Part In The First Labour Leadership Debate

Jeremy Corbyn during the first Labour leadership debate at the All Nations Centre on August 4, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales | Matthew Horwood/Getty Images

Schneider rejected claims that Corbyn’s takeover of the Labour Party was a hard-left coup. “It’s not a takeover, it’s a revitalization and a modernization of the party,” he said, speaking outside Momentum’s offices in central London.

Campaign roadblocks

Corbyn’s leadership campaign has become increasingly reliant on Momentum following a technical ruling from Labour HQ that anyone in Corbyn’s office paid out of party funds cannot also work on the reelection bid.

That means a host of Corbyn’s closest aides have, effectively, been stopped from campaigning.

John McDonnell, the shadow Chancellor, cannot be stopped from campaigning as an MP and is acting as chairman of Corbyn’s bid. But McDonnell’s press aide James Mills has been forced to resign in order to move over to the campaign. Jack Bond, who covered social media for Corbyn, has also left the leader’s office to help the reelection strategy.

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell attends Momentum's 'Keep Corbyn' rally outside the Houses of Parliament on June 27, 2016 in London, England | Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell attending Momentum’s ‘Keep Corbyn’ rally outside the Houses of Parliament on June 27, 2016 in London, England | Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images

Even relatively junior administrative aides have been affected by the ruling. Corbyn’s political secretary Laura Parker and diary secretary Ayse Veli have asked the party if they can liaise with the campaign for “security and logistical reasons” to keep track of Corbyn — but have yet to be given clearance.

British comedian Francesca Martinez (C) speaks at a rally in support of Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn by the grassroots group Momentum at The Troxy on July 6, 2016 in London, England | Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images

British comedian Francesca Martinez (C) speaks at a rally in support of Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn by the grassroots group Momentum at The Troxy on July 6, 2016 in London, England | Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images

But the senior party figure, speaking on the basis of anonymity, admitted the feeling Corbyn’s supporters had of being involved helped engender a sense of enthusiasm.

Growing grassroots support

The figures are certainly impressive. Since Brexit, Momentum estimates 25,000 people have attended around 40 pro-Corbyn campaign rallies, even though the Labour leader has only been at a handful of them.

In contrast, during the entire 2015 Labour leadership election, 60,000 turned up to Corbyn campaign events. The numbers point to an increase in enthusiasm for his leadership over the past year.

At one rally in Leeds, a Momentum organizer filmed the queue of supporters waiting outside to hear Corbyn speak. The video was uploaded onto Facebook nine minutes later and seen 250,000 times within 15 minutes.

Pro-Corbyn channels on Facebook have racked up 18 million views, with 3.5 million shares, likes and comments.

Momentum itself is now a political force to be reckoned with, with 15,000 paid members and 160,000 supporters, making its membership larger than the Conservative Party.

Skeptics could be forgiven for asking why so many young graduates in the U.S. and U.K. are flocking to support white, male socialists who have passed retirement age.

One senior Corbyn campaign source said it boiled down to trust. “To get people to go campaigning they have to trust the messenger. People trust the message is real. You’ve got to remember, people are spending an enormous amount of time on this — they need to believe in it.”

Even if Corbyn fails to win over the wider public, his approach to campaigning may outlast his leadership of his party.


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