“I would like to congratulate Len on his success in the ballot and I look forward to working with him”
The love fest was reciprocated by Martin Mayer, commandant of the Len McCluskey Club that calls itself 'United Left' (UL). Four days after the official result he sent an email to all the 193 members of UL entitled "Gail Cartmel[sic]'s piece on NHS" (He hasn't quite got a handle on how to spell her name yet) and said
"Well done Gail Cartmel for this article on NHS privatisation.
Attached to it was a document purported to be written by Cartmail, the unelected Unite Assistant General Secretary. Oddly though there is no trace of the document on Cartmail's Blog (as at 30 Nov). In fact there is an entirely different article on the same subject.
Even odder is that although the article is subtitled 'By Gail Cartmail', if you look at the properties of the document, as all 193 UL members can (click 'file' then 'properties') it says Author : Bill Ronskley.
Who is Bill Ronksley? And what a great name for Google. It turns out that Ronksley is secretary of Martin Mayer's Trade Council . What a small, small world....
|'No, no I didn't mean it boss, vote Len'|
New! rumours abound that Bayliss is on his way out of his £133K a year union job.