‘No holds barred’ fact-check from McCluskey team as #Unite polls open

The SKWAWKBOX

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The SKWAWKBOX has received a statement from Len McCluskey’s campaign team for release as polls open today in the election of Unite’s next General Secretary. It pulls no punches:

As ballots begin to fall through letterboxes for the Unite General Secretary election, members deserve to have reliable information, not ‘alternative facts’, to hand while making their choice.

Vibrant election campaigns are part of the lifeblood of a healthy union, and seeing candidates put forward alternative visions for Britain’s biggest trade union is always an exciting part of an activist’s calendar. But this campaign has been marked by a number of misleading or demonstrably false claims from Gerard Coyne’s campaign, not just attacking Len McCluskey but damage Unite’s democracy as a whole. This is a quick fact-checker to ensure the record is set straight as ballots drop.

Claim: Len McCluskey is more interested in Labour politics than members Fact:…

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