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Corbyn and McCluskey must take responsibility for Labour’s defeat

14 February, 2020

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

• MORE rewriting of history by Momentum – Sarah Friday (If Labour elects Sir Keir Starmer leader, it will lose the next general election, February 6) quotes Len McCluskey, leader of Unite, blaming Labour’s defeat on its second-referendum policy.

They want us to forget that last autumn McCluskey actively supported Jeremy Corbyn’s call for a second referendum.

This is still on the Unite website: McCluskey “praises Corbyn and Labour’s approach, which is to negotiate the best possible Brexit deal then put it to the people alongside an option to remain”.

McCluskey wrote: “Let the people decide. What could be clearer – or more honourable – than that?” It was widely reported. Corbyn and McCluskey must take responsibility for Labour’s defeat.

GILES WRIGHT
Member of Unite, WC1

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