August 21st, 2012

Red Len’s £30 Million Labour Takeover War Chest

Red Len McCluskey is driving a secret policy aiming to build up a £30 million war chest to fund Unite’s “struggle for Labour’s soul“. An internal Unite document seen by Guido reveals that the union is planning a huge consolidation of its property portfolio:

The document then shows that Unite will spend the cash on a new political strategy which aims to parachute union-friendly candidates into marginal seats. They seek to:

  • “Advance Unite’s ‘policy agenda’ through Labour’s ‘constitutional structures.
  • Work with other affiliated unions to secure the adoption of trade union (or union-friendly) candidates in winnable constituencies in particular.
  • Increase Unite members’ involvement and participation in local Labour Parties.”

It’s the blueprint to turn Labour Red…


109 Comments

  1. 1
    George Galloway says:

    It isn’t gay if you’re willies don’t touch

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  2. 2
    The public says:

    Bring it on!

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    • 100
      Red Moscow Mike Handycock says:

      Hear hear, Len is aboslutely right. Labour needs to get back to it’s socialist roots, then I might rejoin. Boaz.

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  3. 3
    The BBC says:

    Tories receive huge donations from Bankers it has been revealed

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  4. 4
    Ah! Monika says:

    Less Tax I hope.

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  5. 5
    Sir William Waad says:

    I’d like to put all the union bosses and all the bank CEOs on a fertile, uninhabited tropical island and watch as they starved in the midst of plenty.

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  6. 6
    Blob Crow says:

    Huze peyin fur der Shampaigne at dynna!

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  7. 7
    Urea Lifter says:

    Isn’t that like selling the family silver ?

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    • 11
      jgm2 says:

      Last throw of the dice probably.

      There are still tens of millions of voters who remember what happened the last time the unions got too much power in the UK. Len will need to keep his powder very dry. If the voters get a whiff that fuckwitted dinosaurs like him are again roaming the earth looking to throw their weight about then it might not be in the bag for Vacant Ned after all.

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      • 25
        Give Over! says:

        It’s not in the bag anyway dickhead! Fvckwits like you believe opinion polls do you?

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        • 28
          jgm2 says:

          I try not to. But they predicted a hung parliament – in the teeth of the biggest economic clusterfuck in 80 years delivered by the Maximum Imbecile and his jackass party. And we got one.

          It’s like ‘The Sixth Sense’. I see Imbeciles everywhere.

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          • SP4BS says:

            Bugger. (finds damp patch on clothing and everything becomes clear).

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          • The Golem says:

            +1 Understandable a lot of people will sneer at polls when they’re telling them what they don’t want to read. While I’m sure Cameron has no intention of going down with the ship, he is doing nothing that will prevent it sinking.

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      • 53
        The Emigre Banksters says:

        “There are still tens of millions of voters who remember what happened the last time the unions got too much power in the UK. ”

        And perhaps they were eventually defeated from within.

        Cui bono?

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  8. 9
    cupcake says:

    What a doos

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  9. 10
    taC eht abbaJ says:

    “It’s the blueprint to turn Labour Red…”

    The redder the better and then ZanuLab will be even more unelectable…

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  10. 13
    EdMiliband says:

    I am my own man. I am not beholden to my Union Paymathterth. One day I will be PM!

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  11. 15
    Kevin T says:

    Good. I hope they rename Labour the “Striking Public Sector Muslim Diversity Open Door Immigration Free The Criminals End Up Like Greece Party”.

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  12. 16
    Loungelizard says:

    If Cameron had a sound grounding in business he’d spot the opportunity and flog the country to Unite for a cool £30ml, ‘Pleasure doing business with you Len……..sucker’

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    • 21
      jgm2 says:

      Cameron should gift the NHS to the doctors and nurses and their union leaders. There you go lads. Now you do own the means of production.

      Then promptly arrange to have all operations done by much cheaper suppliers in Eastern Europe.

      See how they like actually running a business instead of telling other people how to run their business.

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  13. 18
    I don't need no doctor says:

    McCluskey’s democracy in action.
    Why doesn’t McCluskey use the money to set up a business and employ people? Far easier to be a subversive commie shit intent on fucking up the country. Well comrades you pay political donations – time to stop, and open your eyes.

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    • 27
      jgm2 says:

      Indeed. Imagine if, one hundred years or so ago, the union members started pooling their subscriptions and used them to buy shares in all the business they worked in. By now they’d own the means of production five times over.

      Instead of ‘fat cat bosses’ and ‘pension funds’ and ‘speculators’ making all the money they’d be the ones ‘enjoying the proceeds of growth’.

      Instead of which they got the taxpayer to buy most of the businesses and then sat around insisting that they be employed, in perpetuity, on ever-increasing pay and conditions.

      Just fucking well give these business away Cameron. Next time a rail franchise comes up just hand the fucking thing to Bob Crow. And build plenty of new roads.

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      • 92
        Greychatter says:

        Look where it started – Workers, pooling their resources – The Co-op movement??
        The original Unions – People pooling their money to build homes for each other – the original Friendly Societies,
        Look what happens when Politicians and Union Bosses stick their oars in!!

        The Arthur Scargills, Len McCluskeys flexing their muscles with Members Money, if they want political power they should stand at a General election. Can you imagine Len McCluskey’ face on an election Poster?

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  14. 23
    JB says:

    God help us all.

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  15. 26
    Iain Duncan Smith says:

    To be perfectly frank,I’ll go and piss all over that Unite document.

    Water sports is alive and kicking.

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  16. 30
    Pundit Too says:

    Broad Street, West Bromwich?
    This is Twatson territory. Hmmmm.

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  17. 31
    Penfold says:

    An ideological battle looms, which will see Labour hopefully obliterated.

    Would be interesting to learn how McCluskey intends to sieze the leadership of Labour, will he be following the Livingston solution of staging an overnight coup having rewritten the rule books?

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    • 41
      will says:

      The last time labour went down this route, we had michael foot in a donkey jacket at the centotaph on rememberence sunday. That put many older labour voters off as thye thought it disrespectful to the war dead.

      I also think that the days of union miltancy in large numbers are over as a lot of jobs have been outsourced and we no longer have a large population in unions.

      Also the teachers and NHS are now well paid and the the unions could find that the workers do not wish to be dragged out on strike for a unions leaders socailist agenda.

      Also a long strike could bolster david cameron against the unions

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      • 48
        jgm2 says:

        Also a long strike could bolster david cameron against the unions

        Indeed. He’s not doing a very good job of inciting one. He needs to fire a few hundred thousand of ‘em. See if they take the bait.

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        • 71
          Penfold says:

          Perhaps we should be encouraging Viscount Stansgate out of his self imposed retirement to give Len some economic tips on how to create that workers nirvana of full employment and high pay and low taxes with a lotus lifestyle for all.

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        • 78

          You sir, are sitting in the column that follows 4! But a neat idea, all the same!

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      • 105
        not now cato says:

        Except that it was not a donkey jacket at all, just a perfectly respectable overcoat as typically needed in November in Britain.

        There are thousands of reasons to crap on Labour, but that is not one of them.

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  18. 34
    Sir William Waad says:

    Do you remember at school, when you were five, doing pottery? And, whatever you thought you were making, it came out looking like Len McLuskey’s face?

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  19. 43
    laugh, I nearly did says:

    Where’s call me Dave’s blue print to turn the Cons blue?

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  20. 47
    Meanwhile says:

    Alex Salmond spent almost £50,000 on flights for him and his entourage to attend the premiere of Brave in California, according to new figures.
    You cann’t beat splashing other peoples cash.

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  21. 52
    mark serwotka says:

    As long as i get wales and full independence i will be happy

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  22. 59
    BBC Newsight says:

    We will not be covering this, or any Labour Civil Wat stories on Newsnight.
    On balance we believe that it will not be of any interest to the public

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  23. 60
    BBC Newsight says:

    war ffs

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  24. 63
    Ed Millibland says:

    I demand a Len led inquiry

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  25. 64
    M says:

    This is a conspiracy to subvert our democracy. A job for James Bond.

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  27. 72
    John Prescott says:

    Listen lad, it’s the case for the situation pertaining that the conspiracy, as it were, post the recent allegations of improprieriety as to the purchasing of that for which it was alleged and hence, it being so, that the cloning of my card by said Conservative enemies of mine in that for which yes.

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  28. 73
    The tragedy of 7/11? says:

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    • 75
      The tragedy of 7/11? says:

      The samami? Or was he thinking about salami? A one track mind!

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    • 80
      jgm2 says:

      The sumami (tsunami)? The one off Krakatoa? The one that had fuck all to do with the UK?

      7/11 is understandable. Where else is a fat fucker like him going to get his pastie microwaved in the evening. It must have been a disaster when it was suddenly shut down by a power cut.

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  29. 74
    Aunty Matter says:

    Good, the UK is dying too slowly for my liking, let the Unions slit the throat and get it over with fast.

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  30. 76
    @OnTwitter says:

    *Yawns* Nothing happening on twitter either. Might have to check out Medja Gweedo.

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  31. 90
    Anti Fabian says:

    30 million for Labour’s soul? Too late, Tony sold it to Beezebub in the 1990’s.

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  32. 94
    Anonymous says:

    To be fair, Labour tried to be blue for 13 years and look where it got us.

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  33. 98
    Flatcap Army says:

    Wait, wait, WAIT!

    A union has £30 MILLION of property? What the actual? WHY?

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  34. 99
    Inferiority complex says:

    I’m worried about working people sticking up for themselves.

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  35. 102
    Ed & Ed says:

    What this country needs is more spending, more borrowing and higher tax rates! It worked so well last time.

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