The leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn , won a great victory at the annual conference for the overwhelming support of the motion on the Brexit that supported its ambiguity and the rejection of the proposal that the party should adopt from now on a commitment to the permanence of the United Kingdom in the European Union. Labour will be presented in the elections as the party that proposes a second referendum.
Although the vote by show of hands created bitterness between the supporters of the permanence and the prelude to the vote exhibited the tension between factions, the conference has supported the strategy Corbyn: will the call for elections, once the Parliament to block the march without agreement and, if it forms the Government, will negotiate a closer relationship with the EU, which would be submitted to consultation with the alternatva to stay in the EU.
labour won't commit in its electoral program with the march or the stay. Many members of the party believe that this ambiguity pushes the supporters of the permanence are to vote for the Liberal Democrats, which a week ago was committed to abort the process of Brexit. Labour will decide its position at a special conference of a day, in a date without specifying after the elections.
The negotiations in the back room on the proposals that were put to the vote were tense. The management asked to the supporters adopt the policy of permanence to withdraw his motion to not weaken the leader. Not withdrew it. The responsible labor of Foreign, Emily Thornberry , promised in his speech to support the motion to rebel and to campaign for the permanence in a second query.
The speakers of one and another faction who took the floor, hand-picked by the president of the assembly, Wendy Nichols , they reiterated their adherence to Corbyn to avoid that the vote was framed as a vote on the leadership. In social networks, supporters of Corbyn accused the rebels of being "neo-liberal blairistas". The responsible labor to the Brexit, Keir Starmer , closed the debate with ambiguity as to continue its efforts to lead the party towards the option of stay.Disorder
Before the vote, a delegate took the stand to point out that, during the speech of Starmer, many people had entered the room and stood at the bottom of the conference centre of Brighton, and that they could vote without being delegates of the constituencies or the unions. President Nichols asked who they were and he said that only would be counted the votes of attendees sitting.
The presentation of the National Executive that contained the strategy ruling was decided by e-mail, without a meeting of its members, leading to criticism even from allies of Corbyn. It was supported by a large majority of the delegates, because the rebels do not were incompatible with their ambition. But, when voted on its proposal to adopt the permanence, the count by show of hands caused alarm.
First raised their hand the supporters of the motion 13, and then the opposite. To independent observers, the "no" seemed to add more hands, but Nichols, president also of the union Unison, are particularly widespread among public sector employees, said it had been approved. The secretary general of the party, Jennie Formby , who was sitting to his right, told him that he had been rejected. Nichols accepted his opinion.
Delegates called for the vote again with cards, which demonstrate the representation and can be counted easier. Nichols rejected it. "If it had been approved, I would say so," he added as auction dishevelled of a presidency, serene and effective discussion above. Dominated the outbreak of tumult, and the room already was able to sing the chorus of football fans who celebrates every heroic act of their leader: "Oh, Jeremy Corbyn! Oh, Jeremy Corbyn!".Updated Date: 24 September 2019, 11:03