Thursday, July 24, 2008

Warwick

To Warwick today in my role as one of the North East CLP representatives to Labour's National Policy Forum.

We have a gruelling three days of policy debate and resolution ahead of us as we frame the proposals which will form the backbone of Labour's General Election manifesto.

As an NPF rep, I've been busy prioritising the amendments which have come from North East CLPs to the various policy documents.  My approach has been to ensure that all CLPs which have submitted amendments have had at least some of their points make it through to the final agenda. 

Also, where there's been clear support for a particular policy direction - for example on council housing, then again I've ensured that theses amendments have gone through, regardless of any personal views of my own.

We had over 500 amendments in the North East alone, which we had to fillet down to 150 to 180.  Now at the Forum itself, we will be considering 2,200 amendments from CLPs, affiliates and Socialist societies.

I guess this will be the event where my belief in party democracy will either be destroyed or entirely vindicated.  I'll keep you all updated...




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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you actually think before speaking. You say that you are in Warwick. Yet you asserted only yesterday that you would be in Aycliffe today stopping the British National Party from getting elected.
Liars should have good memories.

Anonymous said...

Do you actually think before speaking. You say that you are in Warwick. Yet you asserted only yesterday that you would be in Aycliffe today stopping the British National Party from getting elected.
Liars should have good memories.

Paul Cain said...

Paul Cain from Whinfield/New York here again, Councillor Wallis.

I'm writing two minutes after it was announced that the SNP had taken Glasgow East by 365 votes. It's 9.35pm here in the Big Apple and I'm off out to find a bar that stays open late, to celebrate long into the night.

God, how your party richly deserves the kicking it is getting.

To think how far New Labour, a corrupt, dishonest, deceitful, spiteful, authoritarian gang of traitors, has moved from the party's original, honourable, roots.

To think what could have been after 1997.

Instead, tonight, you've just lost your 25th safest seat. Don't write that off as a mid-term protest vote, Councillor Wallis. Your politics and those of your party are despised with a venom, whose potency is only becoming apparent with results such as Glasgow East.

If you finally accepted that, instead of persuading yourself that the plebs are just too thick to see how wonderful the Labour Party is, your National Policy Forum in Warwick this weekend might serve some useful purpose.

Anonymous said...

I have just been listening to a Labour MP trying to fob off the Glasgow East result by saying that the "Conservatives and Lib Dems" got a hammering. Nick. what planet do these MPs live on. Either Gordon Brown has to change his policies or Labour will be back to wilderness days.

ANL

Ex Labour Voter said...

Perhaps Brown should not keep breaking promises (EU referendum) and hammering the man in the street.
It was inevitable Labour was in for a kicking, this unelected man is ruining England, why not hold a general election now before his cronies can screw as much as they can from their allowances and the John Lewis list before they are defeated, thats all they are doing.
As defeated Labour will be, its too late now the rot has set in and Brown is history.
To much sleeze and corruption which he has allowed to continue despite numerous warnings from the public.