Hypocrite former MP condemned by postal workers union
Right-wing former Labour MP Chuka Umunna has been slammed by the postal workers’ union for advising privatisers on their potential bid to take over Royal Mail – after originally condemning the privatisation of the iconic UK institution.
Umunna is reportedly advising Czech firm Vesa Equity on its potential purchase, a fact highlighted by the CWU in a tweet, which the union says shows ‘why working class people walked away from Labour’:
And CWU general secretary Dave Ward tweeted the link to Umunna along with an old comment by the woeful former MP condemning the privatisation of the ‘treasured national institution’, asking ‘This you?’:
Like all once-publicly owned firms, Royal Mail’s privatisation has been a disaster for workers and those who rely on its services, with relentless price increases driving huge private profits – and Royal Mail has been accused of some of the worst conduct under its current owners, attempting to impose real-terms pay cuts despite record profits, undermining workers and their union and even attacking CWU reps even as it sat in supposed negotiations with them.
Umunna became notorious after defecting from Labour to the awful ‘Change UK’ – exclusively predicted by Skwawkbox before it happened – and then, when that inevitably crashed and burned, to the Lib Dems, before losing his seat in 2019 – despite having said just two years earlier that he could ‘never forgive’ them. He also once joined an ‘elite’ dating site where he complained that people who went to London nightclubs were ‘trash’.
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