Is Harlow Labour rebelling over putting second referendum on election leaflets?

HARLOW Labour officials in leave-voting constituencies such as Harlow have threatened to “burn or bin” hundreds of official leaflets that mention the party’s new policy on a second referendum reports The Times.

The material was printed and delivered to regional Labour offices last week. It included six pledges, the last of which read: “Labour will campaign to remain against no deal or a bad Tory deal.”

In a sign of the strain that Brexit has placed on Jeremy Corbyn’s party, prospective MPs have staged an open revolt and said they will not use the publicity for a possible general election.

The confrontation took place at a recent residential weekend for candidates in Nottingham.

According to a party source, candidates from Yorkshire and Essex said they would prefer to throw away material, including flyers and free-post envelopes, than tacitly endorse a position that stopped short of all-out support for some form of Brexit.

“It’s a very serious situation,” said a party official. “They think we’re betraying the working class, so they’d rather not use campaigning material. I can’t think of any candidate who’d ever say ‘no’ to free stuff that helps them get elected.”

“A lot of these candidates are pro-Corbyn, but they know what he’s asking them to say will be toxic on the doorstep. It poses the question of what on earth they’re going to do in the event of the general election they say they want.”

A party source said the Essex candidates, from Thurrock and Harlow, led the rebellion.

YH has contacted the East of England Labour spokesperson but they had not replied at the time of publication.

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4 Responses to "Is Harlow Labour rebelling over putting second referendum on election leaflets?"

  1. Bumps   August 14, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    The position or should I say non position of Labour on Brexit is outrageous. We are being governed by the most incompetent government in living memory and this rabble of a Labour Party is the most incompetent opposition in Living Memory. There is no longer a majority to leave and no one voted to leave with no deal so get off the bloody fence and put the issue back to the people to decide once and for all!

  2. MickyB77   August 15, 2019 at 6:02 am

    I seem to re-call that the Brexit vote was, LEAVE or REMAIN, no mention of
    specific clauses for this or that or anything else.
    The pathetic stalling tactics being used by these poor losers is deplorable.
    Also, would the Harlow candidate, operating behind the scene, be the devious
    Laura M / Mrs A……i ?
    Momentum needs to be investigated, as a subversive group within.

  3. Draconis   August 15, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    With all due respect, I don’t believe this article and I think it’s made up in a hollow attempt to discredit the labour party.
    For shame, YourHarlow, for shame.

  4. Staff Reporter   August 15, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    You have the right to an opinion but if that involves defaming us, then we will remove right to comment.

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