The motion below was passed by Islington South and Finsbury CLP on 21/9/22. In other CLPs or union branches it may be most expedient just to move the first two paragraphs.
We call on the National Executive to reverse the ban imposed on Workers’ Liberty by the Labour Party National Executive on 29 March 2022, and to reverse all suspensions or expulsions of members under the ban.
The Labour Party will be better able to defeat the Tories if we organise as a broad church, with disciplinary action only after due process and for specific harmful actions
The terms of this particular ban flout natural justice, for example:
• Members are made subject to exclusion for actions such as giving interviews to a newspaper or attending a meeting years ago, when such actions were commonplace, with no indication that they broke Labour Party rules
• Members are exempted from the risk of exclusion if they attend a meeting to debate. This is a welcome exemption. But logically this exemption should apply to all those who attend the meetings (the essence of which is debate).