Published On: Fri, Nov 13th, 2020

Breaking: download MPs’ full ‘No Holding Back’ report on why working-class voters abandoned Labour over Brexit

Three of the best-loved figures on the Labour left – Laura Smith, Ian Lavery and Jon Trickett – have now published their full report on their ‘Zoom tour’ meeting thousands of working-class people in thirty towns, hearing why working-class communities abandoned Labour at the 2019 general election.

The trio found that overwhelmingly the party’s Brexit ‘betrayal’ and disrespect for those communities’ referendum vote had driven the exodus – and have demanded a public apology from Keir Starmer, the architect of the policy u-turn on Labour’s 2017 commitment to respect the EU referendum result. They have now published their report in full and it can be downloaded in PDF format here.

So afraid did the so-called ‘centrists’ seem to be that they launched a pre-emptive smear claiming that Lavery and Trickett had supported the u-turn – a smear laughably easy to disprove.

A few of the many comments by working-class people quoted in the report

The three launched their report with an online conference this evening, streamed live on Facebook. Catch up with the discussion and Q&A below:

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