Militants behind the British Airways strike have a secret agenda to take control of the Labour Party, the Daily Mail can reveal. The hard-Left clique which runs the giant Unite union plans to ‘reclaim or refound’ Labour, dumping Blairite policies in favour of old-style socialism. They believe that, because Labour needs union cash to stay afloat, Unite can control its political direction.
The plot is revealed in a series of astonishing emails from Graham Stevenson, a senior Unite official who is also on the executive of the British Communist Party. Crucially, they show Unite is taking ‘strategic’ direction from the communists on both the BA strike and the overthrow of New Labour. Read in full in today Daily Mail.