Len McCluskey has come out swinging today, with a Huffington Post piece on the Tom Watson debacle that shows the hard-hitting fearlessness – and humour – that shows exactly why Unite needs to keep him at the helm of the country’s biggest union:
McCluskey’s observations on Watson are spot on and based on years of experience of Mr Watson’s behaviour:
But as well as mincing no words and pulling no punches, McCluskey’s comments portray a humour that you could never imagine from his grey and cheerless rival Gerard Coyne, such as this classic Scouse wit:
The piece also shows the statesmanlike ‘big picture’ appreciation of what’s important and how we get there that is singularly missing from Coyne’s ‘doing a Trump’ insular mentality:
The article shows integrity, toughness, loyalty, determination and, of course, that humour.
If you want to see the whole thing in all its glory, here’s a link to the HuffPost original. But even these short excerpts are enough to show why we need ‘#Len4Unite’ (or even the caretaker rather than Coyne) – and to highlight why we need #AnyonebutTom as deputy leader of the Labour Party, but ideally one of Corbyn’s great front-bench women. Emily Thornberry, perhaps.
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