Well, there’s a surprise

Seems the Labour party’s troubles in Falkirk are not going to go away so easily, despite a police investigation, it appears that the accusations of vote rigging by Unite can’t be brushed under the carpet quite so easily.


Labour could reopen its inquiry into vote-rigging scandal which exposed union dominance, the party’s leader in Scotland said today.
Johann Lamont admitted the original investigation into Unite’s influence on candidate selection ‘wasn’t entirely complete’ and should be looked at again.
The leader of Labour MSPs and MPs north of the border also said the long-running row had left people in Falkirk ’embarrassed’ to be members of the party.
Lorraine Kane triggered a major probe into alleged electoral corruption when she revealed her family had been signed up to the Labour Party without their consent.
The investigation into Mrs Kane’s case was dropped suddenly in September, after Unite officials produced documents stating that she had withdrawn her claims.
But, speaking for the first time, Mrs Kane, 61, told the Mail: ‘I did not change the testimony. I did not change anything. I did not withdraw anything.’ She is now demanding to know whether the evidence she gave was tampered with by Unite.

Always the problem with declaring something with the testimony open to dispute, something you’d think the left would be very wary of having been involved in scandal after scandal in… well pretty much its entire history.

You get the feeling that ‘the end justifies the means’ is a mantra running through the collective consciousness of the left as they will say or do anything to try and enforce their will on a populace who frankly cannot stomach socialism when it comes out in its own clothing and has to wear the colouration of the Labour Party to try and get itself elected. Unions themselves have a major problem in that whilst most of us can see the point of having someone to represent the workforce in negotiations over pay and conditions, unfortunately those that representation tend to be full time activists with their own ‘political’ agendas. which are often at odds with what the ordinary members want.

I suppose it comes down to the fact that Union members get exactly the leadership they deserve, then again they rarely get a chance to elect their leadership once its in place, nor do they usually get a chance to select the candidates. Which I suppose is pretty much socialism in action where ‘the people’ are merely cannon fodder in the great scheme to enslave mankind in leftist barbarism.

After all, what else can you think about an economic and political philosophy which has failed time and time again yet still is advocated by Unions and leftards as the way forward?

The only way that these people can ever get elected is by sneaking in under the radar of the Labour Party, this time Unite looks like its fingers will be burnt…

Let’s hope so.

4 comments for “Well, there’s a surprise

  1. john in cheshire
    November 4, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Activist = wanton troublemaker.
    Unions have been long past their sell-by date; if they were representing their members’ interests, then they would oppose the EU and mass immigration. They would also oppose the common tendency these days to allow employers to hire and fire at will. And supporting a minimum wage is harmful to all indigenous workers and yet the unions are determined that this alone is what they should ‘unite’ to enforce. Socialism/communism has taken hold to such an extent in all walks of life that there is no one these days who behaves with honour. We are governed by sleaze-bags, carpet-baggers, mountebanks, thugs, liars and thieves. Most are generally deficient of even average intelligence and rely on animal cunning, deceit and a pleasant visage to carry out their disemboweling of our nation.

  2. November 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    As Stalin is reputed to have said “It’s not the votes that count, it’s who counts the votes”.

  3. November 5, 2013 at 2:22 am

    I’m sure Labour’s desperate to give us the impression that democracy’s safe in their hands, because of the wide belief that the party has questions to answer about the legitimacy of Tony Blair’s 2005 victory due to concerns about postal vote rigging on a massive and organised scale. (6,000,000 postal votes received; Labour’s majority, 1,500,000 votes). I’m sure the unions will be breathing down Labour’s neck on this: not that they care any more about parliamentary democracy than Labour, they just want more concessions should the party steal the next election.

  4. November 6, 2013 at 10:04 am

    You might also be interested in reading Labour Uncut‘s criticism of the party over Falkirk.

    The post was up yesterday, then, sometime in the evening, Labour Uncut went down altogether. Very strange. Then again, maybe someone ‘pressed the wrong button’ by mistake.

    The site is back up today; here’s the post in question:


    If the site goes down again, here is the cached version of the article (which I got from another site):


    Brief excerpts from a long post:

    ‘The answer is that there is a far greater fear of the consequences for Ed Miliband if the inquiry is re-opened and a civil war with Unite ensues.

    ‘Beyond the potential financial cost to the party of withheld union donations, the leader’s office is scared about what will happen at the special conference next year on Ed Miliband’s proposals to reform the union link.

    ‘The spring special conference will be what is known within the party as a “recall conference.” This means the delegates from the last Labour party conference in Brighton will be recalled to discuss and then vote upon the proposals.

    ‘In that decision, the unions will have 50% of the votes with 50% in the hands of CLP delegates. If the Falkirk inquiry is re-opened, Unite – who are currently poised to vote for the reforms – are likely to swing into the opposition camp …

    ‘It means that although the majority of CLP delegates are likely to back Ed Miliband’s reforms, almost half are in the left camp and likely oppose the Labour leadership’s plans.

    ‘Without Unite or one of the other big unions backing the reform proposals, a crushing defeat at the special conference beckons for Ed Miliband.

    ‘This would ignite a media meltdown. It’s difficult to imagine a situation where the weakness of the leader was more viscerally demonstrated than to be defeated in such a manner. The contrast with Tony Blair and the 1995 special conference would be brutal.

    ‘This is the nightmare scenario which is scaring the leader’s office and is why they are petrified of re-opening the Falkirk inquiry …’

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