188 Momentum activists have written to the organis

first_img188 Momentum activists have written to the organisation’s highest body calling on its top figures to join the ‘Put it to the People’ march for another EU referendum tomorrow.“There is a good chance it will be the largest demonstration in recent British history,” the letter reads. “Momentum and Labour must mobilise against this rotten, failing government in any way they can.”Signatories point out that 41% of Momentum members said they wanted a ‘people’s vote’ on Brexit “in all circumstances” in the Corbynite group’s consultation last year. “Numbers would surely be even higher now,” they argue.The letter, signed by high-profile left-wingers including Paul Mason and TSSA’s Sam Tarry, was sent on Friday afternoon to Momentum chair Jon Lansman, national coordinator Laura Parker and the national coordinating group (NCG).On Saturday, a left bloc in the march – organised by anti-Brexit group Another Europe is Possible – will see Corbyn-supportive MPs Clive Lewis, Kate Osamor, Lloyd Russell-Moyle and Marsha de Cordova deliver speeches in favour of another public vote.Below is the full text of the letter to Momentum’s national coordinating group.Dear comrades,On Wednesday evening, Theresa May delivered one of the most disgraceful, authoritarian speeches from a British Prime Minister in recent history. May has plunged the country into a crisis situation and is now attempting blackmail, bully and steam-roll parliament into backing her disastrous deal. Even her own Tory MPs have called her statement “toxic” and “incendiary”. This right-wing Prime Minister and her failing government have long been at war with working people, implementing austerity and attacking trade unions. Now, quite simply, they are at war with parliament and the democratic values we hold dear.It is time for the labour movement to mobilise. May’s botched deal doesn’t command a majority in the House of Commons, and a no deal scenario must be avoided. That is why we need a general election to stop this mess and get Jeremy Corbyn into Number Ten, so we can have a socialist government that advances progressive policies for the many.In Momentum’s membership consultation on Brexit last year, 41% said they supported a public vote on Brexit in all circumstances, and a huge majority supported a public vote if other options were unable to be reached. Numbers would surely be even higher now. While we recognise there is diversity of opinion on this issue within Momentum, and while we appreciate the NCG has various considerations here, with just days to go until we potentially crash out of the EU, the options before us are clear and sharp.A public vote on Brexit, with the option to remain, is the only serious choice for the left when the other options are no deal or May’s deal. It is also now Labour policy to back a public vote through the Kyle-Wilson plan. Jeremy Corbyn has rightly kept open the possibility of revoking Article 50 to stop a crash-out no deal Brexit.The left in all its diversity – trade unionists, migrants’ rights activists, greens and more – will meet tomorrow as a left bloc on the Put it to the People demo in London (bit.ly/2EUU7ig). There is a good chance it will be the largest demonstration in recent British history. Momentum and Labour must mobilise against this rotten, failing government in any way they can. Be a part of this movement – join us.Alena Ivanova, Bethnal Green and BowNadia Whittome, RushcliffeHenry Meredith, Hitchin and HarpendenTrish Whittome, RushcliffeMary Kaldor, Brighton kemptownPete Duncan, WalthamstowGlyn Hambrook, StaffordshireMichael Chessum, StreathamRobert Harvey, Camborne RedruthAlexander McMahon, Alyn & DeesideJohn Palmer, Greenwich & WoolwichStuart Blyth, GlenrothesChristine Twine, Glasgow SouthTom Selwyn, Holborn & st PancrasJoan Twelves, VauxhallJacqueline Conway, Brent CentralMoira Stewart, StreathamDavid James, Birmingham erdingtonAna Oppenheim, Hornsey & Wood GreenJane Speller, Calder ValleyChris Jefferies, Bristol WestGary Fowles, West WorcestershireLuke Cooper, Islington South & FinsburyJohn Hatto, Richmond ParkTristram Wyatt, East OxfordSuzy Roston, Stoke NewingtonKila Millidine, Preseli/PembrokeshireGrahame Oakland, Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonPhil Pope, Bristol WestJordan Thornton, East Worthing and ShorehamNaomi Eilan, Warwick and LeamingtonSeema Syeda, StreathamRuth Milsom, Sheffield HallamDaniel Nichols, RomfordDaniel Round, Hornsey and Wood GreenCaroline Powls, Finchley and Golders GreenKristian Ravnkilde, BroxtoweIan Martin, ExeterPolly Wicks. Lewisham West and PengeZoe Williams, VauxhallJustin Williams, Islington NorthMartha Shearer, Bethnal Green and BowDora Polenta, RushcliffeMarian Skeen, KensingtonGeorge Grime, Dulwich and West NorwoodJohn Stuttle, VauxhallDave Levy, Lewisham DeptfordBruce Robinson, StockportEd Whitby, Newcastle upon Tyne EastJamie Green, VauxhallLiam McQuade, Bethnal Green and BowEmma Witney, Edinburgh SouthernMatthew Whaley, Basildon & BillericayKieran Miles, TootingBill Walther, Lewisham DeptfordDuncan Morrison, Lewisham DeptfordRichard Fitzgerald, WrekinHeidy Kempe-Bottcher, Manchester WithingtonSandy Paul, Poplar and LimehouseChris Bright, Camberwell & PeckhamMike Vessey, Chelsea & FulhamDammi Holbourne, SidcupSam Roberts, Harrogate & KnaresboroughPaul Mason, VauxhallPhilip Inglesant, VauxhallRichard Mills, Ynys MonNaomi Wynter-Vincent, Luton SouthMike Wilson, Mitcham and MordenKonnie Lloyd, BroxtoweRuben de Dios, Bethnal Green and BowNayra Bello, Hampstead and KilburnMike Hirst, Mid NorfolkIrene Brennan, West Kirby and ThurstatonBarbara Veale, Lewisham DeptfordRobert Brown, HorshamGavin Edwards, WalthamstowJanine Booth, Hackney South and ShoreditchAndrew Reeve, WinchesterEloise Harris, Bethnal Green and BowSteven Carver, Bethnal Green and BowJohn Kent, Bournemouth EastNicole Obidowski, Lewisham DeptfordJan O’Malley, VauxhallNick Long, Lewisham EastRaquel Palmeira, Hornsey and Wood GreenSam Tarry, BarkingPaul Mackney, Chipping BarnetMike Davis, Poplar and limehouseDavid Margolies, Lewisham DeptfordRobert Rae, Edinburgh SouthJenny Skelton, Carrick Cumnock DoonMarcus Thorne, Lewisham DeptfordKate Harris, Hornsey and Wood GreenAnna Bluston, West WorthingVicki Morris, Nottingham EastJim Denham, Selly OakJohn Merritt, ChristchurchJanis Beavon, Bristol SouthJean Blaylock, VauxhallSacha Ismail, Lewisham EastAdam Green. Norwich SouthAlicia Marshall, WitneyLynton North, Torridge & West DevonWilliam Nuttall, Bury NorthEve McQuillan, Bethnal Green and BowFahd Choudhry, Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonDavid Harper, Lewisham DeptfordNeil McCart, TewkesburyNicholas Milanese, Labour InternationalC Bonardi, RushcliffeNaomi Eilan, Warwick and LeamingtonRonan Mulcahy, SouthportEugene Dalton-Ruark Ruislip, Northwood and PinnerPatricia Howett, EasingtonClive Baldwin, Islington NorthBrian Demby, Islington South & FinsburyDigby Ram, Labour InternationalSue Mew, WalthamstowMarian Skeen, KensingtonMark Woolner, Central DevonJacqueline Conway, Brent CentralPeter Trewhitt, Derbyshire DalesChristine Hulme, SloughVictor Connaughton, BlaydonDoug Thorpe, TottenhamGlyn, Oldham East and SaddleworthEdward Pickering-Symes, Derby NorthKari Maund, CambridgeMelvin ChappellJosh Petzoldt, Holborn and St PancrasPauline DownesPatrick Doherty, GuildfordAnn SessomsCarol Chalmers, Brighton PavilionKeith Reader, Islington NorthJohn Wilks, Greenwich and WoolwichJohn Kent, Bournemouth EastLiz Meyer, LiverpoolChris Owen, High WycombeColin O’Driscoll, Labour InternationalMatt Shoul, Cliftonville WestCatherine Garrett, WokingMike Watkins, LudlowHelen RouseClaire Shipp, South West BedfordshireKristian Woodland, CaerphillyJanet Hewson, HoveAleksandra RomanskaFrancesco PerticarariRachel WalkerFrancesco Perticarari CroydonPeter D. Buckley, Oldham West and RoytonStuart Cox, Dover/DealSue Coe, Warwick & Leamington SpaOlive Jean Wilmshurst, RugbyPhil Harland, BrightonJames Mercer, DorsetAnthony King, Weston super MareWilliam Royce Harper, Northern Ireland/BelfastAndrew Nicol, WimbledonOliver Robinson, WalthamstowRachel Cockbain, CopelandLiz Carr, Leeds North WestJanet CowanChris Allen, Leicester WestDenni Turp, ArfonSara Hallowell, PudseyPaul Kenny, Mid- SussexCharlie Kiss, Poplar and LimehouseAlex Heslop, Chingford & Woodford GreenTim Mohun, Islington NorthRichard Alexander, CambridgePeter Cuthbert , CongletonPaul Hickson, Weaver ValeBrian Goredema-Braid, Kenilworth & SouthamRoger Hurding, North SomersetChris Billing, TotnesRobert Courtney, DartfordTom Bennett, Canterbury & WhitstableChirstopher Walker-Lyne, York CentralAlan Raymond, Bournemouth WestKen Mann, CopelandMargaret Mann, CopelandStephen Wood, Hornsey & Wood GreenJohn Davie, HuntingdonBen Towse, Hornsey & Wood GreenRobin Johnson, Falmouth and TruroKaren Scott, CaerphillyTags:Momentum /Put it to the people march /last_img