To start to take on the far right and tackle climate change from within Europe, the party must first take a side
• Laura Parker is Momentum’s national coordinator
Jeremy Corbyn’s 2015 leadership campaign motivated thousands. Enthused by an unequivocal, principled call to build a fairer Britain and a more peaceful world, I was one of hundreds who joined volunteer phone-banking sessions. In Labour’s 2017 general election team, I played a small part in the by then huge movement which inspired millions to vote for the party and which has since inspired socialist parties across Europe and beyond.
Making a decisive break with lowest common denominator politics, calling out austerity as a political choice and not a necessity, our reinvigorated party has forced cracks into the consensus supporting neoliberal economics worldwide. It has helped to restore the fight for social justice to the heart of left politics.