Hundreds tweet to say they have joined union because of Beckett – surely the tip of an iceberg
Hundreds of people, perhaps many more, appear to be joining Unite the Union inspired by leading left candidate Howard Beckett – even though most of them know it’s too late for them to vote in the ongoing leadership election.
Below is a small selection of those commenting on Twitter about their decision to join and why – who are likely to represent only a small number compared to those joining and not choosing to use Twitter to announce it – citing Beckett’s vision, passion, calmness under attack and status as the only real current opposition:
Beckett continues to withstand massive attacks and huge pressure – not only from the Labour right but from those within the notional left who have their own agendas and interests in seeing him out of the contest.
But those who want the hard-right Gerard Coyne defeated really have only one option: back Beckett, the candidate who inspires people enough to join the union to be there with him even though they won’t be eligible to vote for him.
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