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    Unite 'suspends' Len McCluskey challenger Gerard Coyne

    I had a suspicion Gerard Coyne was up to something outside the rules.
    Normally for Union Elections, there is one mail shot with all the candidates putting their individual case.
    I had several emails from Gerard Coyne related to the election when for a start he should not have had my email address.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39658427

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    From the section UK Politics
    Gerard Coyne - the man challenging Len McCluskey for the leadership of Unite - has been suspended from his job as a regional official with the union.

    The move comes as counting is about to get under way in the union's leadership ballot.
    Mr Coyne, who is seen as the anti-Jeremy Corbyn candidate, has been suspended as West Midlands regional secretary pending an investigation.
    He is not thought to have been suspended as a union member.

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    Surprised Coyne got this far without a couple of broken limbs. Not that Unite's leadership would support any such action, of course. But feelings of loyalty to leaderships among rank and file "enablers" in the union movement often run high...
    The poster reserves the right to amend or completely change any opinions he has posted at any time meanwhile, still waiting for the whip hand that Enoch forecast...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patman Post View Post
    Surprised Coyne got this far without a couple of broken limbs. Not that Unite's leadership would support any such action, of course. But feelings of loyalty to leaderships among rank and file "enablers" in the union movement often run high...
    Well he must have becoming a genuine threat, whoever he is, for the dirty tricks department (reputedly the biggest department in this Political Union) of Unite to ensure that any challenge against Comrade McCluskey was derailed. Democracy is a dirty word in far-left circles so I am reliably informed.

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    things may have moved on since 18:15 this evening

    however, at that time the story was that the man had been suspended from whatever office he held, but that he was still a member and eligible as such to challenge for the leadership
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    Lord Clyde: "Ayrshire Pullman Motor Services V Inland Revenue, 1929"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patman Post View Post
    Surprised Coyne got this far without a couple of broken limbs. Not that Unite's leadership would support any such action, of course. But feelings of loyalty to leaderships among rank and file "enablers" in the union movement often run high...
    Quite. Long live free speech in the Labour party. These events are more like something out of Russian politics. Perhaps they should call in Amnesty International.

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    Len McCluskey, I hear he isn't quite as brave when he gets a random visitor. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWNUK View Post
    Len McCluskey, I hear he isn't quite as brave when he gets a random visitor. Lol
    Would you like to expand on this?

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    McCluskey has won the election on a turnout of just 12%

    http://news.sky.com/story/len-mcclus...etary-10845433

    Hope the 88% who couldn't be bothered to vote will enjoy living under his rule
    Voting in union matters should be made legally compulsory, as should voting in all elections

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanLuc View Post
    McCluskey has won the election on a turnout of just 12%http://news.sky.com/story/len-mcclus...etary-10845433Hope the 88% who couldn't be bothered to vote will enjoy living under his ruleVoting in union matters should be made legally compulsory, as should voting in all elections
    Have we heard the last of this...?
    The poster reserves the right to amend or completely change any opinions he has posted at any time meanwhile, still waiting for the whip hand that Enoch forecast...

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    Quote Originally Posted by red dead View Post
    Would you like to expand on this?
    If I remember rightly he was door stepped and got a little scratch, tried to blame it on some mates of mine.

    "Remember places, traitors faces, they'll pay for their crimes."

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