Howard Beckett’s campaign has the Establishment worried
The Murdoch Times has published a smear against Unite general secretary Len McCluskey – and photoshopped Howard Beckett, the left’s candidate to replace him, into the header image.
Even though Beckett does not feature in the article.
The only mention Beckett receives on the web page is in the caption of the header image, as a candidate who is ‘stand[ing] to replace’ McCluskey. In the article body, he is not even alluded to. Beckett’s rivals, of course, are also ‘standing to replace’ McCluskey, yet the Times went to the trouble of photoshopping him into the image – and of course, making him look shorter than McCluskey in what looks like a clumsy attempt to diminish him.
Beckett, who is considered the ‘nightmare’ candidate by the right-wing drones currently running the Labour party, has made a flying start to his election campaign. It’s already worried his rivals, whose supporters have been desperately spreading smears about him that Beckett has addressed head on and put to bed – and it clearly worries the hell out of the Establishment.
Small wonder, when he’s the candidate who more than any other wants to change things for the better for members and society – and is determined that the giant union will play its full role in achieving that in all arenas.
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