This year’s Labour Party Conference is to begin in the wake of many things. Brexit. Austerity. Factionalism. Antisemitism. A better-than-expected election performance from Labour.
Here are ten things Labour members might hope for when the conference begins this Saturday:
- The Jewish Labour Movement’s rule change is passed by Labour members.
- Factional politics won’t dominate.
- The McDonnell Amendment won’t come to pass.
- An even better speech from Jeremy Corbyn than last year’s effort.
- Speakers won’t be heckled.
- The mainstream media won’t be treated like pariahs.
- Labour’s elected talent will be highly visible.
- The party will emerge with a clearer narrative about how it will take the country forward.
- ‘Things can only get better’ will not be played at any point, unless ironically.
- John Piennar will reprise his karaoke stardom.
Readers will make their own judgements about the likelihood of all ten of these hopes being realised…