Voting in the contest for the General Secretary’s position in the Unite union has opened today and Unite members should receive ballot papers shortly.
The SKWAWKBOX has made no secret of its recommendation of Len McCluskey as a union leader who understands the critical role unions – and Unite is the UK’s biggest – in not just industrial disputes and negotiations but also in the wider political and social scene.
Coyne, by contrast, imagines a Trump-like isolationism for Unite, claiming to want to pull back from any involvement in Labour politics – although even in this he’s been more than ready to depart from his principles when the right wing of the party has needed his support.
Coyne, Watson and Simon – a fragile edifice?
Party politics is not the only area in which Mr Coyne has been willing to forget principles if he sees a short-term political gain in…
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