All Our Yesterdays...December 19 2011 at 8:00 PM
Response to Re: What Questions?
or Drage and Kenny's at least:
"SHAREHOLDERS in the co-op society that owns the Morning Star voted overwhelmingly at the weekend to urge the labour movement to reclaim the Labour Party and to change its policies and leadership.
The People's Press Printing Society shareholders backed a motion in the name of Robert Griffiths and Anita Halpin by 80 votes to one, which also called on "left and progressive" movements to back this struggle.
The motion also identified united campaigning as the means to isolate fascist parties that have made gains in working-class communities blighted by high unemployment, poverty, poor housing and council neglect.
"All this work will be enormously strengthened by the extent to which the left can unite around an agreed left-wing programme, with the Morning Star playing its unique role as the daily paper of the left and the labour movement," the movers stressed.
The PPPS AGM, which took place in four sections, in Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff and London, rejected, by 76-2, a motion in the name of Mervyn Drage, which accused the paper of "tailing behind the bourgeois Labour Party."
It also defeated, by 73-1, a motion moved by Mick Kenny that the paper should comment 'less positively' on 'large-scale human migration'."
8th June 2005