Time is running out. On Tuesday, Labour’s national executive committee must sign off on the party’s manifesto for the European Elections on May 23rd. Will it contain a commitment to a confirmatory vote, as desired by members, unions, MEPs and MPs? Or will it succumb to what Trotsky described as “substitutionism”, where the party substitutes itself for the members and the executive substitutes itself for the party?
Will Hutton believes that Labour must seize its last chance to take a stand on Brexit and that the party’s national executive committee has a duty to back a second vote to block the rise of hard-right nationalism.