Tell Labour: No Retreat From Anti-War Policies
We urge our supporters to take the opportunity to tell the NPF that no return to the military interventionist politics of the Blair years will be tolerated
With some form of social distancing likely to remain in place into the autumn and beyond, the Labour Party will not be holding an annual conference in September this year. It is, however, conducting a series of online policy consultations. In the present circumstances, this is likely be the only opportunity of influencing Labour policy-making process.
Individuals and organisations are invited to contribute their views on a series of policy areas via Labour’s National Policy Forum (NPF). You don’t need to be a party member or an affiliate to do so, you can log in as a party member or register as a guest. The consultation is a short one, ending on 30 June, after which time responses will be examined and an annual report drawn up.
In his campaign to become Labour leader, Keir Starmer made two promises: under his leadership there’d be no stepping back from Labour’s core principles of economic and social justice at home, peace and human rights abroad; and he would be an inclusive leader, drawing on all wings of the party.
The ugly factionalism at Labour HQ, revealed by the leaked documents, suggest every anti-war campaigner should remain alert to the real possibility of backsliding on the peace policies of the past five years. We urge our supporters to take the opportunity of the NPF consultation to send a loud and clear message to the new Labour leadership: no return to the ‘humanitarian’ military interventionist politics of the Blair years will be tolerated.
What you can do:
- Check out the National Policy Forum website [link https://www.policyforum.labour.org.uk/]
- Access the consultation document, Championing internationalism in the post-coronavirus world [link https://www.policyforum.labour.org.uk/commissions/international/championing-internationalism-in-the-post-coronavirus-world], and
- Respond to the consultation before 30 June