“CENTRIST” Labour pressure group Compass is lining up with calls for a new party, Labour sources say.
In a New Year email to all members that was seen by the Star yesterday, Compass chair Neal Lawson implies that the group’s work in 2018 lies beyond Labour.
He wrote: “Our journey started in the Labour Party, and that party still matters, but it never sought to end there.
“One party can’t possibly meet and overcome all the multiple challenges we face.”
In the message, the organisation also takes credit for halting “the march of a nasty self-serving brand of right-wing politics that runs right through the Tories, Ukip and the DUP.”
Its Progressive Alliance campaign has also been praised by Mr Lawson, who said Compass’s next task was to stop a “hard Brexit” by keeping Britain in the EU’s single market.
“A straightforward call for a new party has been argued in the Glasgow-based Herald recently by Chris Deerin, contributing editor of the New Stateman, accompanied by a vituperative attack on the current Labour leadership,” a member of the Campaign for Socialism told the Morning Star.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by joining the 501 club.
Just £5 a month gives you the opportunity to win one of 17 prizes, from £25 to the £501 jackpot.
By becoming a 501 Club member you are helping the Morning Star cover its printing, distribution and staff costs — help keep our paper thriving by joining!
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £1 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.