In this blog I will be giving my political opinions on both issues at home and abroad.
I will also focus on the issues that affect the people of Ipswich and in particular those who live in Rushmere Ward.
I will also try and give an insight to how I will be campaigning in Rushmere and Ipswich as we fight against the savage cuts imposed by this Tory Government
Saturday, 9 July 2016
The role of the Labour Party
Not to be a party of protest but to be a party that can govern this country.
From our rulebook: Clause 1 of our constitution; (Labour Party) Its purpose is to organise and maintain in Parliament and in the country a political Labour Party.
3 Labour is committed to the defence and security of the British people and to co-operating in European institutions, the United Nations, the Commonwealth and other international bodies to secure peace, freedom, democracy, economic security and environmental protection for all. (to me that includes being a leading nation in NATO - not something that Corbyn has agreed to in the past or the likes of Livingstone agree with now)
5 On the basis of these principles, Labour seeks the trust of the people to govern.
If we become a party of protest only, we will never gain the trust of the people and we will then fail our own rules - in that we will not be able to maintain in parliament a political Labour Party