A year ago, Gerard Coyne was in the S*n doing this

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SKWAWKBOX readers interested in union matters – or the impact Unite in particular has had on the ‘Corbyn project’ – will have followed the attempt by right-wing challenger Gerard Coyne to dislodge Len McCluskey from the General Secretary position of the union, first through an election campaign and subsequently through a series of weak but well-funded challenges via the Returning Officer, Election Commissioner and now through the ‘Certification Officer’.

Coyne persists in trying to revive his challenge and has put out Twitter comments that bear no resemblance to the actual ongoing proceedings, to try to persuade observers of the righteousness of his case – comments so seriously detached from what has happened so far that Unite is considering a separate legal action.

But a year ago yesterday, Mr Coyne was appearing in a column in the widely-reviled S*n ‘newspaper’ in an attempt to cajole readers to vote for him in the union election:

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That fact alone will be enough to make many Unite members glad that Mr Coyne lost the election – and that every attempt to overturn it that he has completed so far has failed dismally.

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  1. Mr. Coyne has obviously convinced himself he is in the right. Unfortunately his judgement has been severely clouded by hubris and narcissism.These personality disorders are also prevalent amongst his Labour First / Progress financial backers.

    Does anyone know where all this money actually originates from, who are these wealthy individuals who are so intent on destroying our democratically elected leader.

  2. Rumours curriculate of funding from members of Progress, Labour First and Labour MPs associated with those right-wing groups.

  3. Does Skwawkbox’s letterbox-style picture of Coyne remind anyone else of Kipper Bolton?
    He dodged a bullet not getting the Elmer Fudd chin to go with it, lucky man.

  4. The lengths some will go to get their way does not surprise me in the slightest.

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