nec mp circular protection from accountability Apr 1, 2017 7:08:55 GMT
Post by anony4 on Apr 1, 2017 7:08:55 GMT
The extra doctors of the blair years turned out to be part of a scheme to damage the NHS by hiding debt off the balance sheet. How many other alleged "acheivements" wither under scrutiny like this? Given New Labour did Iraq and PFI and most importantly decimated internal democracy and accountability in the party, their alleged acheivements would still overall be negative. Unless, of course, you put no value on Iraqi and Syrian lives and the tens of millions ultimately displaced by those wars of aggression. Corbyn is the beginning of a solution to all that abuse and both necessary and insufficient if Labour is going to maintain any credibility in the future. Labour needs FAR more internal democracy than JC alone can provide. The NEC, which controls just about everything in the party, for example, since 2016, has MPs and unelected officials who are almost impossible to remove from their posts with full voting rights. In turn, the NEC controls the suspensions and management of accountability mechanisms for MPs, with some CLPs in "special measures" (ie undemocratic control from head office) for many many years and the most spurious of reasons. So the supreme executive of Labour is largely unaccountable to members, who only directly elect 18% of the members. And at the 2016 conference this dropped to 17%, despite the huge growth in membership. Lets stop pretending the pro Corbyn majority can stop at a mere leader when most of the senior representatives of the party are so out of step with the membership they're supposed to represent. Especially Tom Watson. Who is protected by MPs from accountability. And in turn, protects them from accountability using his place on the NEC.