June 11th, 2012

Union Turns on Blairites in Labour Bloodbath

The GMB Congress has descended into an even bigger farce than expected after it passed a motion to outlaw Blairite pressure group Progress from the Labour Party. In a frothing attack, the GMB slammed Progress for accepting the need for spending cuts, undermining Ken Livingstone’s campaign and briefing against Ed Miliband to the press. The decision of Progress patron Lord Sainsbury to stop donating to the party might also have something to do with it… 

The motion, which lays into Miliband and Balls for failing to bring about a socialist revolution, appears to be part of a summer putsch of centre-left Labour figures. At least this means Dan Hodges will have some company. Their ten point lead in the polls should see Labour go into their most buoyant conference in years, yet it seems the left are determined to turn it in to a witch-hunt…

UPDATE: Dan Hodges was for three years up until 2003 the GMB’s director of communications.


  1. 1
    Luke says:

    Ha ha, Leftie wankers


  2. 2
    maggie the dog says:

    O rejoyce rejoyce


  3. 3
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Aha, they’ve been flushed out as a bunch of dogmatic ideologues, hellbent on groupthink, unable to even listen to alternative views.

    If GMB don’t like what they hear, they just ban it! Chilling.


    • 25

      I don’t like what SAS – NOT!!! (or “Snotty” as he or she is known “affectionately”)says on here, but I don’t call for a ban, ffs!

      I DO tell him to fuckoff a lot, though.


      • 38
        Marmite says:

        I completely ignore the snotty barsteward now. He likes to provoke comments, as he gets his jollies that way, thus starving him (metaphorically) of his oxygen.
        In other words, just ignore the w*.a.nker.


        • 40
          Andrew Efiong says:

          I just feel sorry for him. He’s wrong on almost everything!


          • A Bloke Of A Certain Age says:

            Although I disagree with him, I defend his right to make a right tit of himself should he so choose.


  4. 4
    Loungelizard says:

    Can always bet on the left turning on itself, see the Greens have stabbed Fat Alec in the back and only two weeks since they cried Freedom together in an old cinema.


  5. 5
    Gordon Brown says:

    I lied so much today, I made Johann Hari and Kim Jong-Il look like paragons of virtue.


    • 17
      I don't need no doctor says:

      Yes but Brown’s lies are true lies. Sarah Brown should also appear before Leveson.
      I note that there has been no comment from the BBC on Brown’s lies. However the BBC script writers must be working overtime on “Osborne’s lies”. “Osborne ate two babies for breakfast this morning”. “Gordon Brown is the truth and the light, while Osborne is evil”. Ross Hawkins must be coming in his pants!


  6. 7
    Gordon Brown says:

    It has nothing to do with me. I was reading the Bible when JR was shot. It was Kristin. The Sun said it was me, but they hacked my laptop and found a betamax tape of the episode and assumed it was me.
    I did not phone Murdoch. I never liked the A team


  7. 8
    Gordon Brown says:

    I had 30 meetings with Brooks after she ran the story about my son because my wife is a forgiving person. Yes, I’m blaming my beard. Sue doesn’t work for me anymore.


  8. 9
    jgm2 says:

    Why don’t the unions take all their member’s subscriptions and buy shares in the companies that employ their members? They could ask for an increase in subs for precisely that reason.

    Then, over the course of 20 or 30 years they could buy a majority interest and then the workers really would own the means of production. Board representation. Outright management even.

    But no. They want the prerogative of the harlot. Power without responsibility.


    • 32

      +1, with a HUGE Fucking-yes my son!!
      ██ 39%
      ███ 49%
      ████ 76%
      █████ 89%
      ██████ 100%


    • 36
      I don't need no doctor says:

      Same applies to Ed Balls, labour’s, no the world’s formost financial expert.


    • 37
      Some Geezer wot thanks you for "share"-ing says:

      It’s been done under the rubric of “profit-sharing,” but what has often happened is that the Union officials end up having to acquiesce to Management in certain types of bottom-line decisions, in the interest of maintaining any employment for any of their members, and are seen as puppets of the bosses having been bought off. And the buggy-whip-type industries are hit hardest of all in that they face both loss of consumer share and share price; the Union officials are put in the position of asking their turkeys to vote for Christmas. To mix a metaphor, some of the workers will then turn into lemmings and head for the cliffs, preferring to see the whole enterprise fail than for some workers to make out at the expense of others– “Saw Fatcha’s fawt innit? Union Busting tactics– solidarity forever!”

      It sounds good, but the practical application doesn’t always work, which is why the Mitt Romneys of the world exist for the purposes of salvaging what can be got from such enterprises, lest it all be lost in administration, or asset-stripped by the bosses with the connivance of Union officials of less-than-impeccable integrity.


  9. 10
    Steve P says:

    I note that the GMB legal advice is to the left.


  10. 11
    Brown is one creepy fuck says:

    That’s the last time Gordon will be seen in Westminster for another year. But he’s still collecting a full salary as an MP. C unt.


  11. 12
    Steve Miliband says:

    News Corp has put out a statement saying: “Rupert Murdoch stands behind his testimony.”


  12. 14
    Ah! Monika says:

    O/T but of humanitarian import.

    Mubarak is ill. I think he should be sent to Libya ASAP.


  13. 16
    Progress? What progress? says:

    The BBC s-cum will make sure its favourite unions are given platform to spill its left wing bile all over us!


  14. 22
    Tom says:

    As a member of teh Labour Party I have often thought that Progress were like Militant working as the enemy within to undermine the party. Its all very oily men in suits who all sleep, eat and drink together all day


  15. 23
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Is RedEd going before Leveson?


  16. 27
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Sarah Brown is either extremely forging or nuts. Why would she stay with a lying scumbag like Gordon?


  17. 30
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    I see that the gmb are trying to turn it back to the halcyon days of the 70’s


    • 54
      My memory's going says:

      Was that bloke Joe Gormless ever in charge of this lot of Graceless Moaning Barstewards?


  18. 31
    baby anonymous says:

    can we talk about cameron now, please?


  19. 33
    Unions used To have a point, but not these days says:

    I used to be a union rep for the GMB. I am glad I’m not any more.


  20. 35
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Break at Leveson.
    BBC – Osborne lies, Brown truth and light.
    Ross Hawkins – Osborne lies, Brown most believeable.


  21. 41

    Without any support from GMB Union, how will Labour be able to form any policies without direction?


  22. 42
    Septic Tank says:

    Its a real shame, Labour ar cnuts, Camerons a cnut Osborne is a stupid cnut only second to Balls.

    Cant we have John Major back? I liked him, not his taste in women though.


  23. 46

    Don’t like curry then?
    Murdoch says he fancies a Chinese, if you’re interested….


  24. 48
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    “10 point lead in the polls”

    Yep even the comrades know that polling is bollocks and just Labour’s media pals trying to talk them up as usual. Historical analysis of local election and by-election results don’t show anywhere near that type of support.

    Even with very low-turnout and protest voting, that all oppositions benefit from. Labour only managed 38% (no better than the ’80s) in mostly urban (natural Labour) territory and have been losing out in Scottish heartlands to the SNP and sh1tholes like Bradford to Respect (in a by=election loss). How the hell is an OPPOSITON PARTY losing protest vote support in their heartlands?

    That isn’t even factoring in provincial England in a general election, who hate Labour, and are made up of the sort of people more likely to vote in a GE, not to mention their increased influence after the boundary changes.

    Some polls are claiming Labour are up to Blair ’97 levels of support (43%). But, hold on, the polls were claiming blair was on 55+%!!!
    A 10-15% uplift in the polls when they are in oppositon is common for Labour and that is down to their media and pollster allies making sure the pro-Labour anti-Tory headlines get backed-up.


    • 49
      Kilroy Was There says:

      One reason may be that most of the people who would in the past have been party activists – of any party – are now so fed up with the main political parties that they are unwilling to go out and animate the voters.


    • 51
      Mr Nobody says:

      Labour’s lead isn’t nearly enough at this stage. However, if they could find a decent leader (do they have one?) and replace Balls with Darling the Tories might be in trouble.


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