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to be worried about Momentum taking over Labour Councils in London?

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lostinpost Fri 23-Feb-18 17:17:54

Just that really. I feel like Momentum are wolves in sheeps clothing. Very worrying, especially I imagine for London's Jews sad.

frasier Fri 23-Feb-18 17:33:10

Could you explain some of your reasons, I don't know anything about them.

PatsyClineSilVousPlait Fri 23-Feb-18 17:34:13

You'd have to show your workings out there as there's nothing in your post to suggest how much (or little) you understand about this group in particular or local government politics in general.

OutyMcOutface Fri 23-Feb-18 17:37:43

YANBU-they are a bunch of nut jobs. Their ranks include antisemites, socialists, communists and, anarchists. I am always so glad that I have foreign citizenship when I look at Britishbpolotics. It's not pretty on either side.

OutyMcOutface Fri 23-Feb-18 17:38:05

Oh and the terrorist sympathisers obvs

UnrelentingFruitScoffer Fri 23-Feb-18 17:39:01

Momentum are a movement within the Labour Party.

They want to implement extreme policies like those in the former Soviet Union, or Cuba, or Venezuela. Lots of state ownership of assets, lots of political control on what businesses may do and what prices they can charge.

It hasn't worked out well elsewhere.

So they are trying to hide inside the Labour Party (which is much more moderate) and then take control by controlling the Labour Party.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Fri 23-Feb-18 17:40:45

It's not just London...

PigletWasPoohsFriend Fri 23-Feb-18 17:41:03

I agree OP

ghostyslovesheets Fri 23-Feb-18 17:43:24

I'm no huge fan of Momentum but they can;t be any worse than a lot of Tory councils who sold everything off to the lowest bidder, can't now meet basic needs for stat services and are going bankrupt

InfiniteSheldon Fri 23-Feb-18 17:43:48

Very worrying

PigletWasPoohsFriend Fri 23-Feb-18 17:46:06

can;t be any worse than a lot of Tory councils who sold everything off to the lowest bidder, can't now meet basic needs for stat services and are going bankrupt

Not just Tory councils that are doing that either.

Hoppinggreen Fri 23-Feb-18 17:47:06

If they were a right wing group everyone would be up in arms about them but as The Left is traditionally seen as more warm and fuzzy people arent as worried about them as they should be
Bunch of Fascists

ghostyslovesheets Fri 23-Feb-18 17:48:27

no because ALL councils have had their budgets slashed by this government - by millions and millions of pounds - yet Momentum are what scares people?

JoeyMaynardssolidlump Fri 23-Feb-18 17:48:50

I think any extreme groups or figures are frightening.

I find John mc Donald as frightening and as impossible to comprehend as Reece Mogg.

Politics in this country is not fit the peaceful moderate majority any more.

Too left, too right or bat shit on trans issues from the Lib Dem’s.

Awful just awful state of affairs

caroldecker Fri 23-Feb-18 17:51:56

Labour is as bad as lib-dems on trans issues
Momentum now control the Labour party - the most dangerous issue facing this country today.

lostinpost Fri 23-Feb-18 17:53:08

Well, for starters, a lot of Momentum members have said very dodgy things about Jews. I also don't like the attitude that everything in the private sector is bad and that everything should be nationalised/the public sector is wonderful. They seem to be the left wing version of UKIP, all extremes with no nuances and where UKIP seem to have an aversion to certain ethnic/cultural groups, Momentum seem, in my opinion, to be pretty hostile towards Jews. That's just my impression though. Even (and ironically) the Jewish man who formed Momentum, Jon Lansman, has said they have a problem with Jews;

www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/momentums-jon-lansman-i-know-labour-has-a-problem-with-anti-semitism_uk_59d0ae7ee4b05f005d34b8d3

Trueheart1 Fri 23-Feb-18 17:54:11

Yes, they are bullies who are removing a lot of people who have been working for Labour for decades. They are terrifying.

ghostyslovesheets Fri 23-Feb-18 17:58:44

nah people who have been round Labour for years have seen it all before - this too will pass

arf at them controlling the party - I am a member and they certainly don't control my ass

lostinpost Fri 23-Feb-18 17:59:59

ghostyslovesheets - no because ALL councils have had their budgets slashed by this government - by millions and millions of pounds - yet Momentum are what scares people

Momentum scare people who are against racism. You can be anti-Momentum without being pro-Tory.

SunnyCoco Fri 23-Feb-18 18:00:04

Nothing terrifies me more than this Tory government and its devastating yet ineffectual austerity programme, its headlong descent into an ever madder Brexit ‘strategy’, its sickening attacks on those in receipt of disability benefits, and its contempt for the ordinary working person.

How anyone can vote for this Tory attack on humanity and decency is beyond me

PigletWasPoohsFriend Fri 23-Feb-18 18:02:08

How anyone can vote for this Tory attack on humanity and decency is beyond me

Don't vote Tory.

How anyone can vote for Labour under Corbyn is beyond me.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Fri 23-Feb-18 18:02:44

Because Venezuela is such a shining example of how to run a country. I can’t believe anyone could be thick enough to think it’s going well, but clearly Momentum do.

John McDonnell frightens me more than Rees Mogg to be honest and is one reason I couldn’t vote for Labour.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Fri 23-Feb-18 18:05:32

Sunny, do you know what’s happening in Venezuela at the moment? If you think things are bad here I suggest you read up about it. McDonnell thinks Venezuela wasn’t socialist enough. That should scare anyone.

PigletWasPoohsFriend Fri 23-Feb-18 18:07:06

John McDonnell frightens me more than Rees Mogg to be honest

Me too.

SunnyCoco Fri 23-Feb-18 18:09:20

PinkSparkly yes, I am well across it thanks. My post didn’t advocate for Labour or Momentum?
I was commenting on the current tory government , no more. smile

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