The demand to restore Clause 4 has found an enormous echo across the labour movement. We must use the opportunity of a review to fight for a new clause based on the principles of common ownership and socialism.
A packed room of grassroots Labour activists heard from John McDonnell and leading trade unionists at the Labour4Clause4 fringe meeting on Monday evening. All the speakers pledged their support for Clause 4.
The upcoming Labour Party conference will be debating rule change motions calling for the original Clause 4 to be brought back. Unsurprisingly, this news has not been met with a warm response from the defenders of Blair’s toxic legacy.