Len McCluskey

Unite's Election Campaign Powered The 'Corbyn Surge'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Politics

Britain’s biggest trade union helped power the “Corbyn surge” in the general election by targeting more than a million of its members to get out...

Grenfell Tower Is 'A Symbol For Tory Britain', Says Len McCluskey

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 09.07.2017 | UK Politics

Len McCluskey has called Grenfell Tower a “symbol of Tory Britain” as he launched an excoriating attack on Kensington and Chelsea council. The Un...

Gerard Coyne 'Sacked' By Unite After Losing To Len McCluskey In Leadership Race

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Politics

A union official who challenged Len McCluskey’s Unite leadership has been sacked over what he claims are ‘trumped up charges’. Gerard Coyne lost...

We Cannot Trust The Rusty Lady - For Britain There Is Only One Choice

Len McCluskey | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics
Len McCluskey

We now really do have a choice. It is between a man who wants our children to have the chances and opportunities they deserve, and a woman who won't rule out tax rises for struggling workers, whose policies divide and do not mend, and who refused six times to give an honest answer about the scale of her police cuts. This Thursday, please take a moment. Ask yourselves that question: who really can be trusted to do right by the people of this country? There really only can only be one answer. Labour - for the many, not the few.

Len McCluskey Backtracked On Labour 200 Seats Success Claim Because He 'Woke Up Feeling More Optimistic', Says John McDonnell

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Politics

Unite leader Len McCluskey rowed back from claims holding just 200 seats would be a good night for Labour because he ‘woke up feeling more optimisti...

Len McCluskey Under Fire After Saying Losing Election Would Still Be A 'Success'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK

One of Jeremy Corbyn’s key allies has been lambasted by Labour politicians and union leaders for suggesting it would be “successful” if the part...

Labour Row Ignites As Unite Aide Selected For Safe Seat

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Politics

A bitter Labour row has broken out after an aide to Unite chief Len McCluskey was selected for one of the party’s safest Parliamentary seats in the ...

McCluskey Aide Favourite For Safe Labour Seat In Liverpool

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Politics

An aide to Unite boss Len McCluskey looks on course for a safe Labour seat in the general election amid increasing speculation that MP Steve Rotheram ...

Len McCluskey Claims Victory In Unite Union General Secretary Election

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Politics

Len McCluskey has claimed victory in his fight to be re-elected general secretary of the Unite union. The close ally of Jeremy Corbyn had been challen...

Labour 'Cabal' Using Union For 'Proxy War' Against Corbyn, Unite Boss Claims

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK

Unite boss Len McCluskey has called for an investigation into a “cabal” of Labour MPs he claims are using the union’s leadership election to fig...

McCluskey 'Didn't Know' Unite Members Had Livingstone Role

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Politics

Unite’s Len McCluskey was unaware that the Labour panel which refused to expel Ken Livingstone included two members of his union, sources have told ...

Automation And A Bad Brexit - Workers Are In The Eye Of An Economic Storm

Len McCluskey | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Politics
Len McCluskey

If Brexit is the most pressing challenge working people face, it's not the only one. Automation is also casting a long shadow. The replacement of workers by robots is an issue facing all parts of manufacturing and many service sectors but it's presently focussed on the motor industry above all.

The Waugh Zone March 27, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, March 27… 1) TARTAN THERESA Theresa May is in Scotland as part of her ‘Tour of Britain’ ahead ...

The Waugh Zone March 22, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday, March 22… 1) INDEPENDENCE DAY Another PMQs looms. And as Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn square u...

McCluskey Talked Of 'Entryism' Plan to 'Recapture' Labour

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Politics

The leader of Britain’s biggest union has been caught on camera boasting about an “entryism” plan to take over the Labour party, HuffPost UK can...

Len McCluskey Accuses Tom Watson Of 'Skulduggery, Smears And Secret Plots'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Politics

Len McCluskey has attacked Tom Watson for engaging in a “world of skulduggery, smears and secret plots”, after Labour’s deputy leader said the U...

When Unity Is Required, Tom Watson Manufactures Division - It's Small Surprise He Has Worked To Split The Party Again This Week

Len McCluskey | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Politics
Len McCluskey

For the last three months I have been touring the country meeting working men and women as I campaign to be re-elected as Unite's General Secretary... But there is another world in our movement, alas. A world of skullduggery, smears and secret plots. That is where you will find Tom Watson. When Labour has needed loyalty he has been sharpening his knife looking for a back to stab. When unity is required, he manufactures division. It is small surprise that he has then worked to split the Party again this week. He has form as long as his arm. And now his sights are set on abusing the internal democracy of Unite.

Tom Watson Warns Pro-Corbyn 'Momentum' Will 'Destroy' Labour In Twitter Scrap

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK

A civil war is threatening to tear Labour apart as deputy leader Tom Watson warned hard-left supporters of Jeremy Corbyn against trying “destroy” ...

McDonnell: 'New Organisational Form' Could Replace Labour

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Politics

John McDonnell told a meeting of Marxists that he was ready to consider alternatives to Labour if he and other left-wingers failed to “reclaim” th...

Jeremy Corbyn Urged To Take Responsibility For 'Disastrous' Copeland Loss By Union Chief

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK

The leader of one of Britain’s biggest unions has urged Jeremy Corbyn to take responsibility for Labour’s “disastrous” performance in the Cope...

Slavery Hasn't Ended, It Just Takes Different Forms - That's Why Unions Still Matter

Gerard Coyne | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Politics
Gerard Coyne

One of the most difficult challenges unions face after they win the right to organise is to convince employees to become workplace representatives. But when we asked workers at Shirebrook to volunteer, a queue of people came forward. It was inspirational. They had gone from frightened workers to emboldened individuals who understood the power they had to demand change. And they won. That's why I get so angry when people say unions don't matter. They do.

Corbyn Begs Ozil To Ask For Less Money, And All The Other Sunday Show Stories

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 15.01.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn, Tim Farron and John McDonnell all took to the airwaves this morning in a bumper few hours of political chat. Here are the key points fr...

Union Candidates Turn Up The Pressure On Corbyn Over Immigration And Polls

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK

A candidate to lead Britain’s largest union has fired across Jeremy Corbyn’s bow, by warning workers will feel “betrayed” if Brexit does not r...

British Values? Populism And Cultural Superiority?

Michael Abberton | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Politics
Michael Abberton

So what British values is the Labour Party now supporting in its move to take the place soon to be vacated by UKIP? What British values would Dame Casey and Sajid Javid make us swear allegiance to? The exploitation of xenophobia and prejudice in order to garner votes? That lack of social cohesion is not the fault of government policy or lack of funding for ESL and community programmes, but the fault of those very minorities as they simply aren't 'British enough' - so they need to swear an oath and be 're-educated'?

The Waugh Zone December 16, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday, December 16… 1) BREXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR Theresa May legged it from the EU summit last night, dit...