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Beckett: Unite will take Johnson to court for 150,000 COVID murders if I become general secretary

Unite leadership candidate remembers victims of ‘social murder’ by government during pandemic and pledges legal consequences for Tory PM – yet ‘MSM’ ignores

Unite general secretary candidate Howard Beckett – already the director of the union’s legal and political affairs, as well as leading the fight in key industrial battles – made an extraordinary, but absolutely appropriate promise on Sunday to more than a million Unite members, many of whom will have lost loved ones and colleagues during the pandemic.

If he wins election as general secretary, Unite will pursue Tory PM Boris Johnson in the courts for the murder of 150,000 or more people who died needlessly during the pandemic so far.

Beckett made the pledge in a tweet on Sunday evening that contained a clip of one of several speeches he made at May Day rallies on Saturday:

Despite the unheard-of nature and vast scale of the promise, the so-called ‘mainstream’ media appear to have ignored it.

Presumably they don’t want the topic of Johnson’s role in such a staggering toll of needless deaths to become a news item – nor to remind the millions grieving over the loss of loved ones, colleagues and friends, including Unite members, still outraged over Johnson’s notorious ‘let the bodies pile high’ comment – that there is one candidate in the Unite election that is prepared to take on the corrupt Establishment whether it be wearing a blue rosette or a red one.

As ever, New Zealand – an island nation whose government did not treat the lives of its citizens with contempt and has seen only 26 deaths during the whole pandemic – exposes the vast scale of Johnson’s recklessness and wilful lethality, which even the usually-conservative British Medical Journal has condemned as ‘social murder’. Now there is a candidate to run the UK and Ireland’s biggest union who is determined to hold Johnson to account for his actions and inactions, even if the official opposition will not.

This ‘MSM’ silence about this underscores the essential nature of another of Beckett’s promises: to create a union-run TV channel that will bring news to the public’s eyes and ears that the Establishment media all too eagerly covers up to preserve the corrupt status quo.

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