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Is Momentum a return to the bad old days of Labour's militant tendency?

Citation

Shaw E (2015) Is Momentum a return to the bad old days of Labour's militant tendency?. The Conversation. 21.12.2015. https://theconversation.com/is-momentum-a-return-to-the-bad-old-days-of-labours-militant-tendency-52056

Abstract
First paragraph: Among Labour MPs there is a growing wave of concern about the activities of Momentum, a recently established organisation of Corbyn supporters. Former frontbencher Caroline Flint warned that it was being used by “far-left parties” seeking to penetrate the Labour party, adding: “That is exactly what far-left groups like Militant did in the 1980s. They act as a separate party operating within the Labour Party but with no real loyalty to the party.”

Keywords
UK politics; Labour Party; Jeremy Corbyn; Momentum group; Far-left

StatusPublished
FundersEconomic and Social Research Council
Publication date21/12/2015
Publication date online21/12/2015
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/29607
Related URLshttps://theconversation.com/…t-tendency-52056