Unite General Secretary had strong words for two Labour MPs during his conference speech today in Liverpool – and it raised the roof among delegates.
McCluskey was uncompromising when he touched on the behaviour of Barking MP Margaret Hodge – described as ‘indirect criticism’ by the mainstream media but there was nothing obtuse about it – before laying into ‘centrist’ poster boy Chuka Umunna:
The speech was met with huge applause from gathered party and union delegates – and CWU general secretary Dave Ward underlined the message when he came up to second McCluskey’s motion with a simple assent that he was repeating ‘everything Len said‘.
The speech worked wonders for morale after a fraught day yesterday over the NEC’s rule recommendations – as well as sending a clear message to Labour’s ‘SIMs’ (self-identified ‘moderates’).
Onward and upward.
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