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.