Backing Owen 2016 – A message from Madeleine Moon

Dear Madeleine,

Observations in CAPITALS

On 23 Aug 2016, at 12:18, Madeleine Moon wrote:

Dear Colleague,

The Labour Party is at a crossroads. The decision we make in the coming weeks will not only define the future of our Party, but the future of our country.

CORRECT

Over the past 12 months, I’ve been truly saddened to see splits and divisions emerge within our movement.

SO WHY ARE YOU REFUSING TO BACK THE LEADER WITH AN OVERWHELMING MANDATE FROM THE MEMBERSHIP? YOU AND OWEN ARE THE PROBLEM AND THEREFORE ARE UNLIKELY TO OFFER ANY SOLUTION

As a united movement we created the NHS, we introduced the Minimum Wage, we fought for workers’ rights. But divided, we serve only to let down the millions of people who desperately need us to stand up to this right-wing Tory government.

TORY-LITE IS NO ANSWER TO TORY GOVERNMENT. LOOK AT THE BLAIRITE RECORD AND LEGACY AND TELL ME YOU ARE NOT ASHAMED OF THAT.

If you are still undecided I think the attached link will help explain why I think you should support Owen.

AS YOU MIGHT GATHER, I AM NOT REMOTELY UNDECIDED. PLEASE TELL ME THAT THIS COLLECTION OF LAME VIDEOS HAD NO INFLUENCE ON YOUR DECISION TO SUPPORT OWEN. ED MILLIBAND? SERIOUSLY?

Click here to see it

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WHICH IS MORE INEPT? NOT BEING ABLE TO FIND TWO EMPTY SEATS ON A TRAIN, OR NOT BEING ABLE TO COPY & PASTE A LINK CORRECTLY? CLICK HERE

I joined the Labour Party for the same reasons you did. I believe passionately in the principles of fairness and equality that underpin everything we stand for. I want to take those principles and turn them into real policies that can change lives.

I WOULDN’T PRESUME TO KNOW THE REASONS YOU JOINED THE PARTY, BUT IT VERY CLEARLY IS NOT THE SAME REASON AS ME. I REJOINED AFTER c.30 YEARS TO SUPPORT JEREMY CORBYN AND THE DIRECTION HE WANTS TO TAKE THE PARTY AFTER THE CATASTROPHIC LEGACY OF THE BLAIRITE YEARS.

Having worked closely with Jeremy, I know we can’t do that under his leadership. We saw for ourselves that he couldn’t give clear leadership on complex issues like the European Union, or undermined colleagues like Lilian Greenwood, who were doing their best to serve him and serve our party.

IN WHAT CAPACITY HAVE YOU EVER WORKED CLOSELY WITH JEREMY? CRITICISM OF HIS LEADERSHIP OVER THE EU REFERENDUM HAS BEEN THOROUGHLY DEBUNKED. AS FOR LILLIAN GREENWOOD, HER ‘BEST’ WOULD HAVE BEEN TO SIT TIGHT AND RIDE OUT THE STORM BEING CREATED BY AGITATORS RATHER THAN DEMONSTRATE HER OWN WEAKNESS AND JOIN THOSE DOING THE UNDERMINING OF THE PARTY.

Labour’s never been more needed, but we’ve never been less effective. That’s why I’m supporting Owen Smith to be the next Leader of the Labour Party.Owen is a proud and passionate socialist. Someone with the radical ideas we need to take the fight to the Tories, and the credibility to take us back into government. With Owen, we will have the policies, the principles and the passion to unite the Labour Party and take our movement forward.

LABOUR HAS BEEN INEFFECTIVE FOR YEARS DUE TO ITS ABANDONMENT OF ITS CORE VALUES. SUPPORTING A PROVEN BLAIRITE LIKE SMITH, WHOSE VALUES ARE MORE FLEXIBLE THAN A GOLD WINNING GYMNAST, IS DEFINITION OF LUNACY – “During the leadership contest, he’s managed to rack up a disturbing collection of gaffes over a short period of time which have served to highlight his hypocrisy.” 

OWEN SMITH IS PATENTLY EVEN LESS OF A SOCIALIST THAN YOU ARE. VOTING RECORDS, CONSTITUENCY ACTIVITY, PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT. SHAMEFUL AND SHAMELESS. BOTH HIM AND YOU.

Best wishes,
Madeleine Moon MP

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