The chance of a lifetime

Excellent post by the General Secretary of the FBU following Corbyn’s victory and McDonnell’s appt as Shadow Chancellor

Labour Briefing

Matt Wrack, General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, describes Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader as a political earthquake. It gives us enormous opportunities, which won’t last forever, he warns

MattWrackIf you are on the left, you would have to be a miserable old so-and-so (or an incorrigible sectarian) not to have been inspired by the resounding Corbyn victory on 12 September. It has been correctly described as a political earthquake. It has sent shockwaves through the political establishment.

The Corbyn revolt blew apart the narrative that there can be no alternative to the status quo, no alternative to austerity and growing inequality. A mass movement emerged based on the anger and frustration at establishment politics. It found huge support among the young and among many traditional Labour supporters, among trade union activists and among climate campaigners alike. It has presented us with the chance of a lifetime.


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