Labour’s Conference Arrangements Committee has ruled out the Momentum priority motion on “Build Back Fairer”, and Labour for a Green New Deal motions on climate, on grounds of dealing with more than one subject. Delegates will be protesting on the Saturday of conference, 25 September, 1:30pm outside the conference centre: join them!
Other left-wing climate justice motions, notably a version submitted by Edinburgh Central CLP, have been ruled in.
Climate justice and the pandemic do not fit neatly into small “single-issue” boxes, so any good motion on either issue is always vulnerable to the “dealing-with-more-than-one-subject” ploy.
The ploy is an old one. It faded in the Blair-Brown years, because very few motions were allowed to get to conference floor then (none in 2007-9), was used on a large scale in the Miliband years, and had faded again in the Corbyn years.