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06 Jun 2007, 16:38
LABOUR PARTY NETWORK FRINGE MEETING
WEDNESDAY 6TH JUNE â€“ MEYRICK SUITE - BIC
In 2002 a Membership Survey, carried out by the University of North London, showed that 53% of CWU members polled had voted Labour in the 2001 General Election.
In May 2007, a poll of one thousand CWU members revealed that 38.2% voted Labour in the local government elections.
We can see that Labour has lost a great deal of ground amongst our members.
When asked who you would vote for in a General Election, this figure rose to only 38.9%.
Now, it is true there was a substantial number of â€œdonâ€™t knowsâ€
06 Jun 2007, 17:00
Cheers Daz now that is what I call up to date @ Wed, 6 Jun 2007 15:33:27 +0100 -
Good news that they are not meekly following the Labour Party but are now trying to make changes. Also good news about the support or should that be lack of support for Alan Johnson.
08 Jun 2007, 16:03
Why wait another 12 months before the cwu dumps the Labour Party. If they did it today it wouldn't be soon enough! The union has been bunging the Labour Party huge amounts of cash and are just being paid lip service. If you're a big business you get more value for your money. Also it's about time all CWU members were given the choice about contributing to the Labour Party. I cancelled my political levy, all it takes is a pen and paper!
08 Jun 2007, 16:48
That sums up the big problem with the political levy, even if you happy with the CWU engaging in political means to further the intrests of its members you cant without some of your money going to the labour party even if the amount per mbr is very small (less than 10 pence per week is the TU wide average, dont know what it jus for CWU on its own )
08 Jun 2007, 19:04
Parties to the left of Labour? I wonder if he's including the Lib-Dems? Very few people pay into the political fund in our office. We used to have 10 Labour members, we've now got none. That's down to them closing two secondary schools, three primary schools and closing down wards in the local hospital. I remember when I first started with Royal Mail. At election times there would be loads of people out of an evening delivering election leaflets. They wouldn't get that now.
I wonder if the leaflet will give any mention to Labour supplying arms to the Columbian government to use in the murder of trade unionists? I wonder if any mention will be made of a Labour government moving the population of Diego Garcia out with not a penny paid in compensation to them. Will it explain why not one anti-Trade Union law has been repealed by Labour? Why it's virtually impossible to register with a NHS dentist? Why they dumped kids who wish to educate themselves with a mountain of debt before they have even started work? Will it tell us why Blair remained silent while his then mate Putin carried out mass murder in Chechnya? Why he has engaged in a war for oil on behalf of Bush?
Vote Labour? I don't think so Billy. I'd prefer socialism any time.
08 Jun 2007, 19:42
Thanks Comrade. I can recommend the books of Mark Curtiss to anyone. They're a very good source for finding out about British foreign policy under all governments, and Labour have been as bad or worse than the Tories.
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