Len'll Fix It: Vote Unite in Bristol North West

Not so long ago fresh-faced Darren Jones applied to be the Milky Bar Kid, now he is Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Bristol North West. His website modestly proclaims his credentials as having been “previously been identified as a “Future Leader” by the Foreign Office”, his tenor saxophone skills and his penchant for Plymouth gin.

One thing 27-year-old Jones doesn’t mention, though it is on his LinkedIn page, is that he is an Executive Member of Unite and is also on their Regional Political Committee. According to LabourList, “He works as a lawyer and has the backing of Unite the Union”. Jones, apparently with a straight face, insists “We don’t get any additional money from London or from wealthy donors such as Lord Ashcroft (who funds the Tories)”. Which seems an unfortunate attack line. Vote Labour in Bristol North West and you are voting Unite…

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Quote of the Day

Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”


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