JEREMY Corbyn’s closest ally has backed a left-wing training camp which promotes disrupting red carpet events, we can reveal.
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has praised the group offering £1,200 five-day courses which highlights causing havoc at public occasions.
PRU The Labour leader’s closest ally has openly supported the group
PA:Press Association The Shadow Chancellor has given his blessing to the group on his own website after speaking at their event last year
Mr McDonnell gave his blessing to the New Economy Organisers Network on his own website after speaking at their event last year.
An online video clip posted on the group’s website shows protesters building a blockade at the glittering film premiere.
Security guards then pounce on the gang of demonstrators at a film premiere with shocked movie fans looking on.
Ahead of the protest on the two-minute film, the narrator asks “what are other groups already doing to make change on your issue?”
Applicants who want to become a ‘Movement Builder’ to discover how the lessons of successful social movements can help us achieve real change today”.
It doesn’t surprise me that Mr McDonnell has links especially after he called for an MP to be lynched.Kevin Foster MP
The group has a network of 1,600 organisers across the country “to win social, economic and environmental” campaigns.
One attendee said: “You will be…not completely, but you will be a different person when you leave that course.”
Tory MP Kevin Foster last night said: “This group should be reminded not to encourage any form of public disruption but engage fully in democratic debate.
“It doesn’t surprise me that Mr McDonnell has links especially after he called for an MP to be lynched.”
A spokesman for John McDonnell said: “John spoke at the New Economy Organisers Network event to set out Labour’s plans to expand co-operative ownership, including an Inclusive Ownership Fund.”
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A spokesman for NEON last night said: “We run a number of different trainings for people across the UK – helping them win the campaigns they care about.
“In those trainings we look at the history of movements from the suffragettes to the protests against the Iraq war.
“We are proud to work with people fighting injustice and we were glad to receive insights at our event in the summer from a range of political parties.”
An online video clip posted on the group’s website shows protesters building a blockade at the glittering film premiere
Mr McDonnell gave his blessing to the New Economy Organisers Network on his own website after speaking at their event last year
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