Thursday, May 13, 2010

Re-elect Dave Prentis as UNISON General Secretary

There is of course yet another British election taking place soon. Next week the 1.3 million members of UNISON will receive ballot papers at their homes in order to elect our General Secretary.

I’m supporting the re-election of Dave Prentis who is exactly the sort of thoughtful but still passionate “bread and butter issues” trade unionist who we need to guide us through the very difficult times ahead.

Dave is in my view the only candidate (there are 3) who has not only the practical experience and abilities to lead our union but can also unite all members across all its different parts.

I could never support Roger Bannister as a candidate since he is a longstanding member of an ultra left “democratic centralist” revolutionary fringe party who could/would require him to support what the Party central committee thinks is best - not what is in the best interests of the union. 

The third candidate Paul Holmes is a member of the Labour Party but he has allowed himself to be the candidate of the so-called UNISON “United left” front which is dominated by yet another brand of “Life of Brian” “democratic centralist” revolutionaries. Not only that but there are a tiny number of "Labour Party" entryists who are also actively supporting him. These people have been praying for a Tory government for years since they (somehow) believe the glorious revolution is just about to break out anytime soon in a Council Town Hall close to you.


So I will urge every member to please - Vote to Re-elect Dave - Vote Dave Prentis!


Anonymous said...

he gets my vote
great on Rdaio 4 tonight

sand hes the best looking candidate

Anonymous said...

Do you have any evidence for suggesting that Jon Rogers or anyone else has been "praying for a Tory government for years"?

Do you think anyone can take you seriously when you come out with nonsense like that?

John Gray said...

Hi Anon

Yes, I do – we have all been subject at London regional committees to the ordeal of Mr Rogers gloating over recent years about the impending complete “doom” of Labour in the next election.

He was practically slobbering in his anticipation.

For years and years he has constantly took every single opportunity to rubbish, attack and run down a Party he pretends to support.

He even admits in the Ultra left press that he does not disclose his true affinities since he knows he will be expelled.

Anonymous said...

Great to see Nick Venedi coming out for Dave! What a trial it must have been trying to be a lonely voice of reason on the Lambeth UNISON Exec!!!

Anonymous said...

alas Nick has taken his money and is longer a voice of reason on Lambeth unison Exec.