An apology re Momentum

Dear readers,

A few days ago, I wrote a post about Momentum, the movement that the Labour Party leadership is trying build across the UK.

I meant to be reflective and constructively critical, but, after two friends (one being my wife!) told me that the email read like an attack, I’ve decided to delete the post.

I know that I share many values and goals with Momentum and many Labour Party members, so I never meant to attack them at all. I only wanted to point out alternative ways and principles of organising.

I’m not writing this apology out of any misplaced sense of my own importance. I know that thousands don’t read this blog and I know that my words have little political significance.

I am writing it because I wrote a post that could be interpreted as an attack and that’s the last thing I ever want to do on this blog. I want it to be above that always and to be constructively critical and to offer a reasoned vision for positive change.

So, to anyone who read the piece and took offence, please accept my apology.
Thanks

Joel

  5 comments for “An apology re Momentum

  1. January 29, 2016 at 10:50 am

    On the contrary, what would the organisation be if it couldn’t absorb criticism, especially when it looked as though it was going fore-square for the paradoxical notion of a top-down movement for the grass-roots. I attended my first and its first meeting in Stockport on Wednesday and it was far from anything the good burghers of Westminster would recognise. However, it also [unbelievably] doubled as the first Constituency Labour Party meeting in over a year! Without, I may add unsurprisingly, the sitting MP! How we laughed.

  2. January 29, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    read/edit this plurge again later.ed.

    as grassroots organisation shared via top / higher ranked. ( position wise ) politicians. as based on consensus decision making up think. its better than no attempt but am wary of what opinions are not added to manifesto. s. sorry my mobile wont let me read/edit this properly.thought the momentum labour party is emulating the consensus decision making .. its a copy at a guess as havnt been to a momentum meeting uet. it could b

  3. January 30, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    library version.
    I thought your written piece attacked comment as being contentious which raised important ( to us ) future political directions.

    Grassroots organisation modified and shared via top / higher ranked. ( position wise ) politicians can be defended. by grassroots ect….. when the proactively worked with by oversight of influence.

    Consensus decision making up think.

    Its better than no attempt but am wary of what opinions are not added to manifesto. thought the momentum labour party is initiative emulating the consensus decision making with “moderation”.

    Its a guess as havnt been to a momentum meeting yet.

    ed :):)

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