Details of a ‘strategy’ document showing Gerard Coyne’s plan to try to defeat Len McCluskey for the Unite leadership have been revealed today by The Independent.
The so-called strategy – a combination of smears, smallmindedness and the fantasy of building “a new network of activists and members” to appeal to a hidden bulk of presumed anti-McCluskey members – is uncannily reminiscent of the tactics used by Owen Smith’s campaign in the summer’s Labour leadership battle. Odd, eh? No wonder he’s supported by Labour First and Progress.
In stark contrast to the cynical tactics outlined in the Coyne document, an actual Labour activist know on social media as ‘The Awakened’ has published a plain-speaking and down-to-earth appeal to Unite members that lays out exactly why Coyne must not be allowed to succeed:
This writer, a longstanding member of Unite, will certainly not consider voting for anyone but Len McCluskey and recommends all members do the same.
And if you’re not a member, you have 4 days – including today – to join and still qualify to vote. For as little as £2 (‘Community’ membership for the unemployed), you can have your say and make sure that Unite retains a leader who understands the big picture and will work for the benefit of his members in the widest sense. Please go here to do so.
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