A protest took place outside Unite’s headquarters this morning exposing the skeletons in Len McCluskey’s closet. Gerard Coyne-supporting Unite members brandished four life-size skeletons bearing the stories McCluskey doesn’t want to talk about during the election campaign: “Luxury Apartment”, “Subs Up Services Down”, “Loans to Jeremy Corbyn” and “Cling on Till I’m 71”.
The demonstration was timed to coincide with a meeting of the union’s executive. Len was supposed to attend but was nowhere to be seen.
Around 20 pro-Len activists attempted to stage a counter-protest, trying to cover the skeletons with placards, chasing both anti-Len protesters and the press pack up and down the road.
Asked if McCluskey had organised the counter-protest, one said: “This is nothing to do with Len McCluskey, this is a spontaneous action.” Red Len’s footsoldiers couldn’t prevent the skeletons in his closet being exposed…