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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Nothing progressive about Progress

As the mainstream press reports of ‘demoralisation’ at Labour Party HQ, concerns are growing in the labour movement about the disproportionate influence in the party of the right wing, pro neo-liberal Progress faction. Socialist Unity blog reports on a recent decision of trade unions in Yorkshire, supported by UNISON, to ‘take all practical steps to oppose the organisational and ideological aims of Progress’ http://www.socialistunity.com/progress-a-party-within-a-party/

A recent dossier published on the Liberal Conspiracy website set out in detail the funding and modus operandi of the right wing faction which is overwhelmingly funded by key Blair backer Lord David Sainsbury, as well as some corporate interests, and seeks promote New labour ideas and supporters within the Labour Party: http://www.leftfutures.org/2012/02/call-for-labour-inquiry-into-the-organisation-activities-of-party-within-a-party-progress/