Sunday, March 01, 2009

Who is Derek Simpson working for?

Derek Simpson is joint General Secretary of the UK's giant Unite trade union. Unite has given £13.4 million to the pro-war Labour Party since Gordon Brown became Prime Minister. Simpson will be allowed to stay in his £800,000 'grace-and-favour' house until he dies. His pay package recently rose by 17 per cent. Simpson was at one time a member of the Communist Party of Britain. Derek Simpson is standing for re-election as joint leader of Unite (Feb 2009).

Is Derek Simpson a champion of the poor who is being undermined by the rightwing press?

Or is Derek Simpson secretly working for the rich elite?

Why are trades unions so useless at protecting poor people?

The Mail on Sunday, 29 February 2009 (Unite chief used £399-a-night Waldorf suite despite £800,000 union house), tells us:

"One of the leaders of Britain's largest trade union has enjoyed the use of a £399-a-night hotel suite within yards of his office - to save a 35-minute journey to his £800,000 grace-and-favour home.

"Derek Simpson, 64, the joint leader of Unite ... has spent nights at the five-star Waldorf Hilton hotel in London, just 600 yards from his office." - Unite chief used £399-a-night Waldorf suite despite £800,000 union house

In a talk to Labour Party branches in 1996, Robin Ramsay (Lobster Magazine) pointed out some interesting links between New labour and the USA.

According to Ramsay: The CIA ran the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, the ICFTU and by the mid 1950s nearly a quarter of the TUC's annual budget was going to the ICFTU, a CIA operation. - aangirfan: BRITAIN RUN BY AGENTS OF FOREIGN POWERS?

A BBC investigation, True Spies, revealed that Joe Gormley, former president of the National Union of Miners, was a Special Branch (security services) informant during the 1970s.

True Spies revealed that Special Branch was talking to more than 20 senior trade union leaders during the early 1970s. (Socialist Appeal - Spies and the British Labour Movement)



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