Monthly Archives: September 2016

Midweek Bulletin 27th September 2016

Annwyl gyfaill/ Dear comrades This is a short midweek bulletin containing updates regarding the NEC followed by details of our forthcoming all Wales and local group meetings. As you will be aware, Darren has been a member of the NEC since June this year, taking the place of Ken Livingstone who was required to step […]

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Opinion: Luke Akehurst Rides Again on Sunday Politics- by George Brennan

As, later in the clip, does Ken Livingstone: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07v28n3 The Akehurst doctrine, aired last week and repeated today, is that the Labour members who vote for Corbyn are ‘quite unrepresentative of Labour voters.’ Everyone seems to accept this doctrine happily, except me. Yet no evidence has been presented for it. Common sense is against, polling polling […]

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Welsh representation on the Labour NEC – a Personal Statement. By Darren Williams

There has been widespread media coverage of the decision by Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) on 20 September to grant additional powers (subject to conference approval) to the Scottish and Welsh parties. I have personally come in for a fair bit of criticism for voting against one aspect of this – the proposal to give […]

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News Bulletin 19th-25th September 2016

Annwyl gyfaill/Dear comrades Welcome to this week’s news bulletin, containing details of our forthcoming all Wales meeting in Swansea on Saturday 8th October, alongside local WLG/Momentum group and wider meetings in October. Today has seen another fantastic result for Jeremy Corbyn who has defeated his challenger Owen Smith to retain the leadership of Labour Party […]

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Must Labour lose? by Mike Hedges AM

Every time Labour loses a number of consecutive elections concern is expressed as to whether we can win again (although previously it took more than two election defeats before the doom mongers came out). The opposite is also true; after Labour has won two or more consecutive elections, there is a belief that we cannot […]

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Response to Owen Smith

The Steering Committee of Welsh Labour Grassroots is dismayed to read of Owen Smith’s comments in relation to Momentum as an organisation, as reported by several news outlets including the Guardian. Welsh Labour Grassroots, in existence since 2003, is Momentum’s sister organisation in Wales. We have in the past been glad to welcome Owen as […]

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News Bulletin 12th-18th September 2016

Dear comrades/Annwyl gyfaill Welcome to this week’s news bulletin, containing details of forthcoming events and other news for WLG/Momentum groups across Wales. Many thanks to comrades who helped and who attended last night’s event with John McDonnell MP in Wrexham. Supported on the platform by WLG members Darren Williams and Bernadette Horton, John entertained and […]

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News Bulletin 5th September-11th September 2016

Dear comrades/Annwyl gyfaill Welcome to this week’s news bulletin, containing a summary of the week’s news alongside forthcoming events. Last night’s leadership hustings will soon be available for viewing on the Labour Party website here, along with previous debates. The Tories have this week announced a return to grammar schools, although this plan is not […]

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News Bulletin 29th August-4th September 2016

Dear comrades/Annwyl gyfaill Welcome to this week’s news bulletin. Many thanks to those who attended our successful event last night with John McDonnell MP, Matt Wrack (FBU) and Shavannah Taj (PCS). All three made excellent contributions highlighting particularly the Tory attacks on public services and trade unions and the vision provided by Jeremy Corbyn and […]

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