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Long-Bailey Tells Unions to ‘Politically Educate’ New Members

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Shadow Education Secretary, Rebecca Long-Bailey, has instructed trade union leaders to ‘train up’ and ‘politically educate’ new members during a conference call.

An article written by Patrick Timms for Wolves of Westminster reveals that the conference call was organised by the National Education Union. The following people attended:

  • Rebecca Long-Bailey (Shadow Education Secretary)
  • Kevin Courtney (NEU Joint General Secretary)
  • Mick Cash (RMT General Secretary)
  • Sarah Woolley (BFAWU General Secretary)
  • Mark Serwotka (PCS General Secretary)
  • John McDonnell (former Shadow Chancellor)
  • Lord Hendy QC (Labour Peer)
  • Laura Pidcock (People’s Assembly National Secretary and former Labour MP)

During the call on June 3rd, Ms Long Bailey said “we’ve got to make sure that, right across the trade union movement, whatever our issues, we’re at each other’s backs.”

“We’ve also got to make sure that all of those people that Laura [Pidcock] mentioned, have been politicised in a way that they’ve never been politicised before, they become members of a trade union and then our trade unions train them up and politically educate them”.

Credit Wolves of Westminster – Rebecca Long-Bailey During the Conference Call

“I think we saw 10,000 members or thereabouts join the NEU in the last few weeks… that’s the scale of the stirring that we’re seeing right within our communities, and we’ve got to make sure that those people are equipped with the tools to make that change happen that they want to see.”

Later in the call, Mark Serwotka of the PCS said “let me say clearly, if Jeremy Corbyn had won that election in December, thousands of people would be alive today who have died because of the ineptitude of this Government. That was the scale of what happened in the December election.”

“So whilst I want the Government to go, the most effective thing we can do, I think, is to fight the Government when it is attacking us… A united trade union and Labour movement can fight this Government and that’s the way, ultimately, to get something better.”

Jeremy Corbyn Flickr – Rebecca Long-Bailey at a Labour Rally in Manchester – Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

The Express has also covered the piece today, including the actual video footage leaked.

What is extraordinarily clear here is that the left are pushing their agenda by any means necessary. They want to get new and naive employees signed up to trade unions as soon as possible and then bombard them with left-wing views in the attempt to brainwash them and gain support.

They also attack the Government for their handling of the Coronavirus pandemic and rather than be helpful and supportive, they have been obstreporous and difficult. Constantly, Labour seem to say what they would’ve done earlier – but hindsight is a wonderful thing.

The sad reality is that the left does not care about the people or their country’s economy. Mr Serwotka would rather have more chaos, more economic trouble, more instability and more unemployment than support the Government and get us through the pandemic and out of lockdown. Regardless of your view on Coronavirus, this is not the right action to be promoting.

Lord Hendy QC mentioned clauses from four different health and workplace related regulations during the call and said that trade unions should be insisting that members should not return to work.

Credit Roger Harris – Official Portrait of Lord Hendy – Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

As the Conservatives push to restart the country and it’s economy – Labour will continue to oppose it. They’ll work alongside the unions to halt or delay the Government’s attempts at returning the country to a normal way of life.

Coincidentally, the 3rd June was the first day of the violent Black Lives Matter protests in London which saw police officers injured and monuments and statues vandalised.

Mr McDonnell said “I don’t think we should have any speaker, really, without actually acknowledging our support for the Black Lives Matter campaign… [I] just commend the young people who’ve been out demonstrating today on that particular issue to highlight it.”

Jeremy Corbyn Flickr – John McDonnell at a Labour rally in Liverpool – Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Quite a few Labour politicians seem to have an issue condemning anything, unless it’s the Government. This is a prime example; Mr McDonnell failed to muster up any words of condemnation against the violence and vandalism in the capital.

I think what Wolves of Westminster have uncovered here is further proof of how much the Labour Party thrive off of propaganda. It just shows that they fail to attract support naturally and have to rely on indoctrination through the medium of trade unions.