Unite general secretary is ‘going nowhere’
There has been (yet more) fake news put out by right-wing media claiming that Unite general secretary Len McCluskey is planning to retire next year – having only been re-elected in 2017 – and that a fresh election to decide his replacement will be held this year.
As usual, the right is simply making up claims for its own agitation purposes – and there is no substance to the report whatever.
Unite sources close to McCluskey told the SKWAWKBOX the claim was nonsense, with one saying:
It’s right-wing fantasy, no truth in it at all. Len’s going nowhere.
The Labour right’s desperation to remove Len McCluskey was amply demonstrated by the embarrassing, near-interminable attempts by Tom Watson’s pal Gerard Coyne – dismissed by judges as unreasonable and groundless – to overturn the 2017 election result in spite of the lengthy list of Coyne’s own malpractice.
This latest right-wing fake news is pure wishful thinking and illustrates the right’s moral, intellectual and political bankruptcy.
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