A barrister is attempting to mediate between children’s cancer charity Momentum, created in 2004, which trademarked the name, and the lefty movement calling itself Momentum since 2015.
The small charity, which supports families in Surrey and south-west London, claims public confusion is costing it tens of thousands of pounds every year. Matters have got worse since this column revealed, two winters ago, that schools were checking the charity wasn’t the political organisation.
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On one occasion, charity volunteers at a hospital were berated by a parent who mistook them for Corbynistas. My angry snout snarled that the godfather of Labour’s Momentum, Jon Lansman, accused the charity of “bad faith”.
I hear Lansman has dangled £12,000 to settle the dispute.