Who does the Establishment fear? Hmmm…
The BBC has published a list of the candidates to replace Len McCluskey as general secretary of Labour’s biggest affiliate union, Unite. There is a glaring omission:
As Andy Williams, who published the screengrab on Facebook, pointed out, the BBC’s ‘Red Book’ page leaves out Howard Beckett – so far seemingly the most widely-supported candidate and by far the most ready to confront both the Tories and the Labour right-wingers, including Keir Starmer, all too eager to give Boris Johnson an easy ride.
The BBC’s Iain Watson, who did write about all those standing, has noted that the Labour right is very, very keen to prevent a Beckett win and is pressuring discredited right-winger Gerard Coyne to quit the contest because they fear he will draw right-wing votes away from Turner.
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