Wednesday 19 February 2020


With Keir Starmer odds on leadership favourite, no sign of a surge for continuity Corbyn and voting set to open on Friday, the far left have organised a rally in London next week.  The imaginatively titled 'Rally for Socialism' will feature the headline speakers of McDonnell, Abbott, Burgon and Lavery.  What a line-up!  If this is the best they've got to offer no wonder the Tories are laughing.

Guest speakers include four of the new intake of hard left Corbynista MPs - all of which are backing Long-Bailey and Burgon in the leadership contests, naturally.  Sadly for Leicester East's MP, whoever designed the poster spelled her name wrong.  It's Webbe, not Webb.  More special guests are to be confirmed, presumably they are waiting to see if Billy Bragg can make it across from his lush Dorset pad.  It's free entry, but comrades are urged to make a £20 donation.  Does it go towards Dickie Burgon's leaflet fund?