My articles on Momentum and Trotskyists
Owen Jones

Dear Owen Jones

Whilst OMOV might get rid and cut across possible old Troskyist structures it got rid of so much more — it cut across a lot of people who were just beginning to struggle to inaugurate democratic structures in their own area. If you don’t want a Jeremy ‘choir’ to be called out whenever there is a threat to him you have to accept there will be some local agreed on Democratic structure — ie delegates, mandates voting etc. Basically no amount of OMOV displaces discussion.

Momentum as I understand it was in itself totally undemocratic as it did an on line survey and then announced the results would be used to foist a constitution on the membership.

Personally and sadly I have given up.