That the Jewish Labour Movement, the NEC, Corbyn and Momentum have cooperated on a rule change suggests a desire to unite for the good of the party
• Keith Kahn-Harris is a writer and sociologist based in London
In responding to this morning’s debate on party rule changes, Jim Kennedy, the Labour national executive committee (NEC) member who moved them, shook his head in wonder: “The rules used to be the most mundane part of the conference.” He was correct to reflect that the passionate attention paid to rule changes is a sign of the newly vibrant nature of the party’s internal democracy.
One of those rule changes looks like it should have been uncontroversial in a party where anti-racism is a central value:
As was argued from the platform, the amendment might help to rally Jews back to Labour in some constituencies