NUT narrowly decides not to affiliate to Labour – because Blairites


nut17Delegates at NUT17 give John McDonnell a standing ovation

Last year, Jeremy Corbyn spoke to the NUT (National Union of Teachers) annual Conference and received a rapturous ovation. Teachers know that he ‘gets it’:

What McDonnell told the Conference was no less popular:

Yet, just a short time later the Conference voted by the narrowest of margins – 50.63% to 49.37%against exploring affiliation to the Labour Party.

Unions affiliated to Labour play a major role in developing the party’s policies. The FBU (Fire Brigades Union) re-affiliated to Labour in 2015, shortly after Corbyn’s election as leader, with FBU chief Matt Wrack saying,

Firefighters recognise that the Labour party has changed for the better since the…

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