Unite's nomination is a reminder that no-one in the Labour party has unlimited power

Whoever becomes leader will have been opposed by at least one major trades union.

Unite the Union, Labour’s largest affiliate, has endorsed Rebecca Long-Bailey and Richard Burgon to be leader and deputy leader of the Labour party. It means that, thanks to Unite’s size and the support of smaller, pro-Corbyn trades unions like the Bakers’ Union, Long-Bailey and Burgon are guaranteed to make the ballot.

It’s a reminder of two things: that whatever happens in April, however big the next Labour leader’s victory, the post remains one with large but not...
source: New Statesman

2020-01-24 21:17
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