National Policy Forum
Trade unions vote against ending austerity in 2015 Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 August 2014 15:08

by Jon Lansman

Originally published by†Left Futures

Ed Balls addressing Labour NPF 2014

The climax of Labourís formal policy process this weekend which had involved 1,300†amendments from local parties to eight policy documents, filtered down and composited by 77 regional representatives, was a debate on austerity.†Thatís fitting given that it is the foundation of the Coalitionís disastrous economic policy and, unfortunately, in a lighter version, of Ed Ballsís†approach†too.

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THE NPF AT MILTON KEYNES Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 August 2014 10:44

BY MARIA FYFE, FORMER MP FOR GLASGOW MARYHILL
and NPF member representing Scotland

To put things in perspective, I will begin with a brief account of Warwick 2. In 2008, for the first time, the CLPs had the right to submit amendments to the policy documents. There were numerous side meetings to discuss outstanding amendments where no consensus had been agreed, that went on to nearly 6am. In the final plenary no fewer than 32 outstanding amendments were voted on. If any one of them received 41 votes or more (25%) it would go forward to Annual Conference as a Minority Position. In the event only 3 were endorsed, and 2 with 41 votes gained Minority Position. Many of the others had very low votes.

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National Policy Forum 22 & 23 June Print E-mail
Saturday, 29 June 2013 14:52

George McManus' report of the National Policy Forum on 22 and 23 June can be read here.

 
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