Labour’s Whip Undecided on Sanctions for Picketing PPSs

Labour’s Chief Whip, Alan Campbell, will only decide after Saturday’s strike action what, if any, disciplinary action he will take against members of Labour’s frontbench team who defy Starmer’s instructions not to picket today. As per Guido’s morning story, at least two shadow PPSs have already broken the edict, as well as the constituency Labour Party of the Shadow Transport Secretary herself. It’s seemingly not just the rail unions and Labour’s chief whip on strike today; credit to PoliticsHome for getting this line – Guido asked Labour’s press office the exact same question two and a half hours ago to blanket silence…

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National Union of Transport Workers: One Rule for Them, Another for Passengers

The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) had plenty to say about the removal of Covid restrictions leading up to 19th July. In a letter to No. 10 and devolved leaders earlier this month, RMT General Secretary Mike Lynch railed against the unlocking plans, claiming “it could be a fatal folly to suddenly remove protections such as [social distancing], especially when they have been proven to work [and] when infections are soaring.” You’d think they’d take every personal precaution going forward, therefore – regardless of government diktat…

Photos from this week’s RMT Liverpool meeting, however, show maskless members – including the General Secretary – packed together to listen to the union’s leadership talk about their plans to, in the words of one attendee, “fight cuts and not pay for the pandemic”. It now seems their Covid concerns have been thrown out of the window. Metaphorically, of course – Guido can’t see any evidence of open windows to improve the room’s ventilation…

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Meet Steve Hedley – Tipped To Be Next RMT Leader

Meet the potential new leader of the RMT union – Steve Hedley. He is currently the Senior Assistant General Secretary of the RMT and is tipped to be their new leader, according to Guido’s sources.

Hedley is very active on Facebook, where he has a penchant for ranting about Israel… a lot…

He also sympathises with Assad and Russia, even claiming McDonnell was speaking “liberal nonsense” for advising Labour colleagues to not appear on Russia Today in wake of the Skirpal incident. Steve must be the only man in Britain to the left of John McDonnell…

Here he is, literally to the left of McDonnell.

Who wouldn’t want to hang round with this band of merry pinkos…

 

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RMT to “Align” With Corbyn-Supporting Labour Candidates

The RMT union has this afternoon stopped short of formally affiliating with Labour, essentially deciding that the actions of a “hard core” of moderates mean the party is still not left-wing enough for them. Instead RMT branches plan to “align” with Corbyn-supporting MPs and candidates across the country.

“Many of our members have also reacted angrily to constant attempts by a hard core of Labour MPs to undermine Jeremy Corbyn and the radical progressive changes he has made to Labour. In contrast there is a clear desire amongst RMT members to support Jeremy Corbyn and the left leadership of the Labour Party and that is why we are now be putting in place other concrete steps to throw the weight of the RMT behind supporting the socialist advances that have been made in the Labour Party”

Which sounds like they see themselves as another Momentum. Tells you all you need to know about the RMT…

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Gun-Wielding RMT Union Boss Backs “Militants” to Take Out Blairite “C***s”

Readers will remember RMT union boss Steve Hedley, a Corbynista who ignored the kinder, gentler mantra to call fellow Labour members “careerist little sh*ts” and “right wing traitors”. Hedley had to serve a suspension from the Labour Party, though they let him back in earlier this year. Seems he has not learned his lesson. Agreeing with a Facebook friend’s complaint that the Scottish Labour Party is full of “Brownite and Blairite c***s who can’t wait to drive the knife in JC’s back”, Hedley called for “working class militants” to “clean house”.

The RMT is set to re-affiliate to the Labour Party since they love Jezza so much. Steve Hedley is the RMT’s assistant general secretary and a Labour Party member. Keeping the compliance unit busy…

UPDATE: A reader writes:

Interesting picture of Steve Hedley on today’s blog. He might think he’s holding a Russian AK 47, to go with his Red Army hat – when in fact he’s holding a WW2 STG 44 ’Sturmgewehr’ – a (Nazi) German assault rifle. Do you think he knows, or is he really trying to tell us something?

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Protestors Shout ‘Grayling Out’ At Department for Transport

A bizarre protest is underway outside the Department for Transport tonight. Around 40 noisy supporters of the hitherto unknown Association of British Commuters are chanting “Grayling out” and demanding the government intervene in the Southern Rail dispute. Shouldn’t this protest be taking place outside the headquarters of ASLEF and the RMT?

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