Monday, 22 March 2010

UNITE UNION AND THE LABOUR PARTY _ A FEW FACTS

Congratulations to The Daily Referendum for unearthing this gem. My comments in Italics.

66% of Unite members would not vote Labour if a General Election was called today.
Then why are all 2 million members expected to pay £7.12 a year each to support the Labour Party?

Only 32% of Unite members believe that the Labour party share their values
Then why are all 2 million members expected to pay £7.12 a year each to support the Labour Party?

Only 25% of Unite members believe that the Labour party leadership is honest and principled
Then why are all 2 million members expected to pay £7.12 a year each to support the Labour Party?

Only 30% of Unite members believe that the Labour party leadership is competent and capable
Then why are all 2 million members expected to pay £7.12 a year each to support the Labour Party?

Only 27% of Unite members believe that Gordon Brown is the right person to lead Britain forward after the next general election (Cameron 37%)
Then why are all 2 million members expected to pay £7.12 a year each to support the Labour Party?

58% of Unite members think that Gordon Brown is bad for them and their families
Then why are all 2 million members expected to pay £7.12 a year each to support the Labour Party?

58% of Unite members think that Gordon Brown is not up to the job of being Prime Minister
Then why are all 2 million members expected to pay £7.12 a year each to support the Labour Party?

Only 36% of Unite members believe that it was right for the union to donate £500,000 to Labour in the last three months.
Then why are all 2 million members expected to pay £7.12 a year each to support the Labour Party?

Only 31% of Unite members believe that it is right for the union to donate any further large donations to the Labour party.
Then why are all 2 million members expected to pay £7.12 a year each to support the Labour Party?

59% of Unite members describe themselves as “moving away from the Labour party”
Then why are all 2 million member expected to pay £7.12 a year each to support the Labour Party?

HALF the Cabinet, including Gordon Brown and 12 of his ministers, are bankrolled in their constituencies by Unite. Unite in the form of Charlie Whelan, against the wishes of their members. One man’s agenda.

Isn’t that their objection to Lord Ashcroft?

1 comment:

thelunaticarms said...

Political donations need to be capped. For too long certain individuals or companies buying political power (Stephen Byers the proof).

And like you, I do wonder why the Unite members put up with it.

Funny how Unite support the UAF who then call BNP "Fascist" - where is Unite's democratic nature??? Rhetorical question, for they have none.

yaz