I was born in South Shields, in the North-East of England and spent my formative years in Gateshead so I kind of know the mindset of the people who will vote for a donkey so long as it was wearing a red rosette. That some come to their senses and see just how bad the socialist/leftist mentality is taken advantage of by the unions and the Labour party is a given, however the mindset of the unions and the Labour party in using the system to advance themselves is now becoming a bit of a scandal. Particularly when the one who pays the piper now seems hell bent on calling the tune.
The Conservatives have asked the Metropolitan Police to investigate Labour’s candidate selection process in two further constituencies, it has emerged.
Bob Neill, a Tory vice-chairman, has written to Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Met Police Commissioner, asking him to look into allegations of possible fraud relating to Ilford North and Lewisham Deptford, both in Greater London.
It comes after Labour handed over evidence to police in Scotland about claims that the Unite union tried to fix the result of a candidate selection in Falkirk by packing the constituency with members, whose subscriptions it paid.
Mr Neill described Falkirk as “the tip of the iceberg”, noting that a leaked Unite document suggested the union was getting involved in the choice of a candidate for the 2015 general election in 41 seats across the country.
In his letter to the Commissioner, Mr Neill said: “I am concerned that this instance is just the tip of the iceberg, as Unite themselves admit they are targeting at least another 40 Labour Party parliamentary selections for similar treatment. Senior Labour Party sources have also confessed that the problems go wider than just Falkirk.”
Whilst this is probably just another piece of Tory mischief-making, the guy does have a point as Unite have a very strong presence in the Labour party and can influence policy by the tightening of the purse strings. You can imaging the reaction if say a private company did the same with the Tories and were caught in similar circumstances. The left and the BBC would go apeshit over the matter rather than just try to do damage limitation. Yet clearly in Falkirk, Unite broke the law by enrolling their members without their knowledge as part of the local Labour party and used their votes to try and influence the candidature of their own man. This is exactly the way Militant Tendency worked in the past to get their people into power and nearly wrecked the Labour party, certainly made them unelectable for a generation.
So perhaps it is right that an investigation is begun…
Even if my own thoughts on the matter is that anything that makes a leftish party unelectable is a good thing.