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Beckett trends in UK with ‘Feck it. Vote Beckett’ on May Day

Grassroots union campaign hits UK Twitter chart

A grassroots Twitter campaign in support of Howard Beckett to be the next general secretary of the giant Unite union has trended in the UK – on May Day, the International Workers’ Day.

A tweet on Beckett’s account that said simply ‘Feck it’ triggered a wave of responses finishing the pithy slogan with ‘Vote Beckett’, as a short excerpt below demonstrates:

The response entered Twitter’s trending chart at number 15 at 8pm and has now climbed to number 14:

A ‘striking’ phenomenon on May Day, the International Workers’ Day – especially for a union election in the middle of huge parliamentary and local authority elections across the country.

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