Labour's In Trouble...

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

...if this is the best they can do:

Dear XXX

The Times today carries an extensive analysis of a poll in the key marginal seats by Populus which puts Labour and the Tories neck and neck at 38 per cent. It is confirmation of a spate of recent articles that shows underlying the headlines the Tories have not sealed the deal with the electorate. It also excludes the 50 most marginal seats which are assumed to go Tory. But we know that the Unite membership in those 50 seats far exceeds the majority being defended. If it is game on in the 100 quoted, it must be battle joined in the 50 they have excluded.

This is all the more reason why we need to build on the momentum from last week's record number of calls made to Unite members in the key seats. There's another "Talk Thursday" this week and regional phone banks have been organised across the UK for this Saturday. Please get involved and make those "Two calls a day to keep the Tories away".

If you are unsure as to where your regional phone bank is this Saturday or are having problems gaining access to the virtual phone bank, please contact me or my colleague Andrew Brady at

All the best,

Charlie Whelan
Political Director

You've got to laugh.  It goes without saying, of course, that Charlie Whelan doesn't work for the Labour Party and Gordon Brown has never heard of him or a Union called Unite.

Goodnight Vienna


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Jess The Dog said...

Is this legal?

In terms of the Data Protection Act?

Can a 'subject' member of Unite lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner?

"if the information about you is used, held or disclosed:
• unfairly;
• for a reason that is not the one it was collected for; or
• without proper security."

10 March 2010 at 22:55
banned said...

Very interesting and lengthy article in the Sunday Telegraph (14/3) about Unites undue power within and over the Labour party, some of whose members resent it.

15 March 2010 at 04:45