The snp,The Tories, the Libdems, the right wing gutter press, the whole reactionary establishment in fact are now coming to terms with the news that Mr. Stevie Deans the ex UNITE union convener at Grangemouth was in fact not guilty of the accusations made against him by those I have listed and many more. The old fashioned witch hunt which cost him his job and nearly destroyed his life was brutal and without mercy, unfortunately those guilty people will get off scot free when they should find themselves in court.
The UNITE union and it’s equally vilified leader Len McLuskie have been vindicated and their accusers have been exposed as liars and reactionary thugs, following a lengthy investigation the police have found no case to answer. There was no criminality involved, there was no law breaking and there was no interference with the selection process in the Falkirk Labour Party, some of whose members quite shamelessly and inexcusably joined the side of the anti union anti Labour hordes in an attempt to discredit Mr. Deans and UNITE, and indeed the Trade Union Movement. They are the infiltrators, the deviants, the ‘flinching cowards and sneering traitors’ we sing about when we sing the Red Flag, we are better without such people. The treatment of Mr. Deans by the company Ineos and the media was like a fascist purge and trust me, they will be back for another go, the company should be sued along with the news outlets who tried to destroy him. And disgracefully and unforgivably the snp were as opposed to the Grangemouth workers as any right wing capitalist yob could be, the snp are now bitterly opposed to the unions, the people of Scotland will not forget that, just as they will never forget that it was the snp who brought Thatcher to power.
From now on we should remember the case of Stevie Deans when these deceitful pious hypocrites lecture us about union abuses, they are the real abusers and we must never forget that, the class war between them and us has never gone away and behaviour like theirs guarantees that it still has to be fought. If you ever wonder about the strength of Tory and upper class determination to crush organised Labour consider the case of Arthur Scargill who today is still being stalked by them and being lied about some 30 years after the miner’s strike. This is because government papers have been released which unequivocally prove that Scargill was right when he made his claims about the intentions of Thatcher to close the coal industry down. The BBC announced in relation to the revelations “it looks as though Mr. Scargill may have been right after all” “may have been right” this is the voice of class warriors who can’t bring themselves to utter the truth.
The old questions and causes are still with us and the fight remains fundamentally the same, do you want people like Cameron and Osborne to form our society in their image, poor people being treated like animals, wages being cut while rich bankers trouser millions in bonuses, civil liberties being eroded and much more?. If you don’t then be assured you will have to stand up and be counted, you will have to organise and become politically aware, you will have to fight. I choose my words carefully when I say this is a war, for us a just war and we have to win, it’s the future we are fighting for, remember “ye are many they are few” as the great poet Shelley said in support of the working classes, his words are as truthful now as they were when he wrote them in 18 19.