Union’s general secretary comments during webinar
FBU general secretary Matt Wrack has said this morning that ‘you can probably guess’ how the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will vote during the ballot on acting general secretary David Evans at Labour’s annual conference next weekend.
While stressing that the union’s executive has yet to vote on its decision and that it is a democratic matter, Wrack was clear what he expects the result to be.
Wrack has also warned, on Socialist Telly, that the union might even go as far as disaffiliating from the party – a move that the Bakers have already set in progress.
With the Baker’s (BFAWU), Unite and the CWU all set to do the same, Evans’s future with the party hangs in the balance and Labour is desperately trying to expel or suspend as many left-wing local party delegates as possible to save him.
Of course, Starmer and the right might just ignore the party’s rules to keep Evans, but it will be hard for even the so-called ‘mainstream’ media to ignore that – and the legal ramifications of his lack of democratic legitimacy could be considerable in the rash of legal actions the party is almost certain to face in the coming months from members abused by the anti-democratic right-wing war on party democracy and members’ rights.
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