Labour’s ‘hard right’ blairites are asking supporters to join Unite, Britain’s biggest and most solidly pro-Corbyn union no later than 26 December, so they qualify to vote against current General Secretary Len McCluskey.
The candidate standing against McCluskey is Gerard Coyne, a close associate of Tom ‘Project Anaconda’ Watson for over 20 years – which means that a Coyne victory would bode ill for the union’s support for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
The right has tried to ‘pooh-pooh’ the idea that they’re trying to infiltrate Unite and other unions as a means of attacking Corbyn – but asking their fan-base to join Unite specifically for the GenSec election puts beyond doubt that, as with so many other things, they’re plotting as avidly as ever. Which is, no doubt, why they tried to keep it secret:
The SKWAWKBOX predicted this move last Tuesday, when McCluskey’s resignation gamble to gain a fresh 5-year mandate was announced and called on Corbyn supporters to join Unite to support McCluskey’s re-election.
This is a key battleground, so all those of good will toward Corbyn and toward Labour as a true alternative to the Tories must join to support him.
The Blairites consider organising to be their strength. Corbyn’s supporters must copy their strengths, because the right-wingers can’t replicate inspiration.
If you’re not a union member, it’s time to join Unite – or their Community section, which is cheaper if you’re unemployed and whose members will also be entitled to vote. If you’re in another union, there’s nothing stopping you being a member of two.
Here’s the link – please act now and share this widely. It’s a fight McCluskey, Corbyn and those who support them must win.
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