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THE RED FLAG

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1217A1: tabled on 01 May 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Llew Smith on 30 April 2002. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

at end add '; and calls on the Government to explain why it has abandoned the principles and ideals promoted by Jim Connell.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes the 150th anniversary of the birth in 1852 of Jim Connell, who wrote The Red Flag; recalls Connell worked on Keir Hardie's newspaper, the Labour Leader and was also secretary of the Workingmen's Legal Aid Society during the last 20 years of his life; recognises the relevance of the words in the Red Flag: 'well recalls the triumphs past, it gives the hope of peace at last, the banner bright, the symbol plain, of human right and human gain'; and makes a commitment to these and other sentiments in The Red Flag, including to keep the red flag flying for many May days to come.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.