tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-89823749928376854292012-07-31T05:00:09.300-07:00Labour For Independence Labour For Independence Labourforindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15450058559981392273noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8982374992837685429.post-57713835175178427722012-07-27T09:12:00.000-07:002012-07-30T15:00:53.548-07:00A New Beginning for Scottish Labour <br /><div style="text-align: right;"></div><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xaxlTIGUasI/UBK9i029fbI/AAAAAAAAAHQ/5EkPOpOcZa0/s1600/lab+3_html_m2ac5def7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xaxlTIGUasI/UBK9i029fbI/AAAAAAAAAHQ/5EkPOpOcZa0/s200/lab+3_html_m2ac5def7.jpg" width="200" /></a><br /><div style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">The news that we, as an organisation have been welcomed into the independence campaign has delighted me. We have come such a long way in such a small period of time. It was only a little more than a month ago, that we had 13 Facebook 'likes' and most people in Scotland just assumed that a Labour voter was a union voter. </div><div style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">I'm proud we have changed some peoples perception, I'm pleased that we have given the pro Indy Labour voters a home to voice their opinions. In the last month, we have gained 24,000 Facebook viewers, created our own website which after one week has more than 2000 hits. Been granted an interview with C.O. for the Yes Campaign, Blair Jenkins, and now I have been offered the chance to address the independence march. All of these achievements are down to your commitment and support. </div><div style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br /></div>But we have only just begun, we need every Independence supporting Labour member to come out on the 22<sup>nd</sup>of September under the banner of Labour for Independence. We need to show the Labour party, the rest of the political parties and the media watching, that there is a genuine demand from Labour voters for Independence. <br /><div style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">In the coming months we will look to appeal to Ms Lamont and the heads of the Scottish Labour Party for a membership vote on Labours stance. </div><div style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">But we need your help. So spread the word, come out on the 22<sup>nd</sup> and if you can help in any other way please get in touch. </div><div style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">Together we can make the Labour party, a party people are proud to vote for again, a party comfortable in it's position in an independent and prosperous Scotland.</div><div style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">Allan Grogan.</div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/8982374992837685429-5771383517517842772?l=www.labourforindy.co.uk' alt='' /></div> Labourforindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15450058559981392273noreply@blogger.com8tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8982374992837685429.post-31428016428303093312012-07-16T08:11:00.002-07:002012-07-16T08:11:47.989-07:00Welcome <b>Welcome to the launch of the Labour for Independence website.</b><br /><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-F0T78KkWmPw/UAQu__RdqAI/AAAAAAAAAEA/lYdw1MJ3sTM/s1600/labourthistlelogo+2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-F0T78KkWmPw/UAQu__RdqAI/AAAAAAAAAEA/lYdw1MJ3sTM/s1600/labourthistlelogo+2.jpg" /></a><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fDu92xVoy1k/UAQutgG2hUI/AAAAAAAAADw/fyYLyCw5JQY/s1600/thumbnail.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fDu92xVoy1k/UAQutgG2hUI/AAAAAAAAADw/fyYLyCw5JQY/s1600/thumbnail.jpg" /></a><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;">As a Labour party member, this page was made in regards to a Labour Junior Minister telling me, that if I wanted independence, to vote for the SNP. On what mandate were the upper echelon given to say that the Labour Party should be an</span><span class="text_exposed_show" style="display: inline; text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;">ti independence?</span></span><br /><br /><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;">There are many in the Labour party, who seek and support an independent Scotland. There are also many supporters who once were Labour but have lost faith or moved political ideology because of a Labour party more concerned with middle England than their core bases, especially Scotland.</span></span><br /><br /><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;">Having been greatly encouraged by the support our&nbsp;Facebook&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/labourforindependence" style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;">page&nbsp;</a><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;The decision was made to launch our own website. We would like to encourage supporters of all parties to use this and our&nbsp;Facebook&nbsp;page as a place for new debate and discussion not only in regards to independence but also how we wish to shape the Scottish Labour Party to fit the needs of the Scottish People.</span></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><span class="text_exposed_show" style="display: inline; text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;"><br /></span></span></span><br /><span class="text_exposed_show" style="display: inline; text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;">At this site we strongly support the YES Campaign, and encourage all of our supporters to do the same. Thank you for reading this and encourage you to continue to get involved.</span></span></span><br /><span class="text_exposed_show" style="display: inline; text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;"><br /></span></span></span><br /><span class="text_exposed_show" style="display: inline; text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;">Allan Grogan</span></span></span><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;">(Labour for Independence founder)</span></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/8982374992837685429-3142801642830309331?l=www.labourforindy.co.uk' alt='' /></div> Labourforindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15450058559981392273noreply@blogger.com15