On Saturday, People’s Assembly is holding an anti-austerity event in London:
It’s an important event, with a stellar line-up of speakers including Labour front-benchers John McDonnell, Diane Abbott & Barry Gardiner and tickets cost a maximum of £5.98. The event runs from 10am to 6pm at St Pancras New Church, Euston Road, London NW1 2BA.
But there is a troubling aspect to some of the publicising of the event: Labour Future has been sending emails to promote the event.
Labour Future (LF), in spite of its name, has no formal standing with the Labour Party – it is a limited company found by millionaire John Mills, which has links to right-wing groups Business for Britain and The Taxpayers’ Alliance.
The company has been criticised for sending fundraising emails that recipients have said misled them into thinking they were donating to the Labour Party. The company has used logos of Momentum and other groups without permission to promote its image – and when asked to account for how it spends moneys donated to it, it said it was unable to do so.
LF’s email advertises the details of the People’s Assembly event correctly, but the problem appears in the last paragraph . . .
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Labour Future uses People’s Assembly event . . .