Owners of the Grangemouth oil refinery and petrochemical plant have dropped legal action against the Unite union.
Following the innocence and vindication of our yellow press’s “public enemy number one” Stevie Deans, the Unite Union Convener involved in the Grangemouth dispute, we find today that the company involved Ineos are back in the news. Not satisfied with intentionally causing the dispute to give it an excuse to target its workforce which they did most brutally, Ineos today at the High Court in London withdrew their legal action against the Unite Union whom they had accused of making "untrue and defamatory comments". They have also had to pay costs of £100,000. So, the deliberate Ineos provocation accompanied with their lies about Mr. Deans which forced him out of his job and gave them the opportunity they sought to destroy the livelihoods of 1,000 workers and increase their profits cost them £100,000. This is Capitalism in action, red in tooth and claw, destroying the lives of ordinary decent working people and demonising them as well as some kind of anti society criminals.
Every accusation by the company, the unctuous right wing media and even David Cameron the Prime Minister who called Mr. Deans a “rogue trade unionist” in the House of Commons has been proved to be bogus but, guess what? the damage is done and the millionaire capitalist owner of the firm who initiated all this is gone, he is back on his fancy yacht counting his money while the people he maligned and trampled on are left to pick up the pieces of their now damaged lives. The Unite Union leader Len McCluskey has also been vindicated and everything he said has turned out to be truthful.
There is a topical and very fashionable tendency today for everyone who has been wronged to demand an apology, the gutter press usually like to lead these campaigns but I suspect that they will not be leading a campaign for apologies on behalf of Stevie Deans, Len McCluskey, Unite and the Labour Party in considering that it is them who should be offering the apologies as well as Cameron and the shameful bullying company Ineos.
“Don’t mourn, Organise” (Joe Hill) that is what we have to keep doing, learn the lesson, remember who our enemies really are, I offer this advice as well to those in the Labour Party who turned against their own union brothers and sisters and their political comrades. It’s not rocket science comrades, brothers and sisters, when the main news outlets are condemning union action and persecuting union members, trying to destroy individual union officers and doing everything they can to damage the Labour Party,along with attacks from the Tories and the snp, make sure you don’t find yourself on their side, that is as they say today a “no brainer”. When Cameron describes a trade union member in the House of Commons as a rogue trade union member and the Daily Mail accuses Len McCluskey of being a threat to democracy and an enemy of Britain you should not have to think hard about “which side you are on” as the famous union song puts it. The next attack on Labour and the unions which comes along and you can rely on it that it will come along, will surely get you to remember what happened at Grangemouth, learn the lesson, stand together and don’t let it happen again.
Grangemouth...Who said 'We have very clear evidence of (wrongdoing)?' INEOS,the right wing press, David Cameron?
No, Ed Miliband, in the Guardian, 7th November, and now, all is sweetness and light! Deans is employed by the union, Mcluskey has even more say in the Party leadership, INEOS are operating as normal and everything is grand as owt.
Do you not get a whiff of behind the scenes manoeuvres, you naïve little Councillor?
Byeck said... Friday, January 31, 2014 9:10:00.
Mr.Deans? innocent, Unite? innocent, Labour? inocent, Ineos? guilty, Cameron? guilty, the Press? guilty, you and people like you? guilty.
As Corporal Jones and indeed the actor Clive Dunn who played him would have said, "they don't like it up em captain, they just do no like it up em".
Kelly @ 2.28
Councillor, dear...can I remind you...Wee Ed Miliiband, your leader, said he had 'clear evidence of wrongdoing,' and now seems to have changed his mind
Do you think Big Lennie yanked on his reins, to show who was boss?
Oh dear, Terry. It seems that your leader Mr. Milliband Minor has decided that despite there being no wrongdoing in Falkirk he is going to rip up the historic link between the unions and your beloved party.
No doubt you will find a way of blaming the perfidious cybernats for this unhappy state of affairs.
Terry, You really are one of the worst bumbling fools in UK politics, even worse than most of the old fogeys in the HOL's lol.
Len McCluskey slaughtered the Labour party in the press as the Labour Party were furiously briefing against him.
But daft cooncilur Ted thinks they are both innocent and it was all the big bad right wing press wot done it.
Councillor, you'll have seen Labours Internal report on Falkirk, in the Guardian.
I really think you should amend this blogpost, to bring it more in line with reality and as soon as I stop laughing, I'll be happy to help redraft it..
Byeck said...Tuesday, February 04, 2014 10:10:00 am
I haven't yet read today's Guardian I have been busy all day plotting treason against the state. I have read other versions though where rather predictably the word used by Labour to influence the vote in Falkirk, "manipulate" became "rig" this is aimed at people like you Mr. Byeck. If it is a crime to manipulate to cause influence in politics then I am happy to plead guilty, I am attempting to "manipulate you and others right now and you are doing the same it is perfectly normal and legal behaviour. "rig" by contrast has distinct connotations of dishonesty and criminality to which I would plead not guilty, are you getting this?.
The right wing Tory press need gullible people like you to survive.
Patrick Roden said...
I will ignore your insults Patrick since you are new and give you a chance but do not repeat such stuff.
Len McLuskie and Ed Milliband and me are loyal Labour Party members and Labour are a tough party, politics is a tough business. You will struggle to find anyone displaying more contempt and hatred for hisparty leader than Jim Sillars shows for alex salmond, or Heath for Thatcher, are you new to this?. It was the Ineos company who dropped the case not Len McLuskie or Ed Milliband. McLuskie, Deans and labour have been vindicated, not by me but by their enemies, do you live in a cave or what?, you are talking nonsense.
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Anonymous said...Saturday, February 01, 2014 7:47:00 pm
The historic link will be here when Milliband and you and me are long gone, it will change as it has before and we will get stronger. No amount of right wing scabs or Scottish nationalists will destroy that no matter how hard they try.
Cybernats are the snp equivalent of the Hitler youth and the Brown Shirts and they will go the same way.
Kelly @ 2.28
The accused were found not guilty, get over it.
Big Lennie and Ed Millibad and many others including me will continue to fight for the Labour Party as always. The Labour Party is head and shoulders above every other political party in Britain and always has been. What yes men like you see as our weakness like our arguments and disputes are in fact our strengths, you wouldn't understand it's about honesty and comradeship.
Saturday, February 01, 2014 6:40:00 pm Delete
Councillor, your 'innocent' verdict is contradicted by the 'Guilty' findings of Labours own inquiry and your leader saying he has proof of guilt.
Forget blaming the Yellow Press, Capitalist Swine and the rest of the Class Enemies, this mess is all Labours.
So Labour themselves say it was dodgy, cleared on the thinnest of technicalities.
“Conclusion 2: “There is evidence that members were recruited without their knowledge.” That is supported by evidence. The Labour party’s investigator gathered evidence from at least three people saying they were unaware that they had been recruited before they were contacted by the party.
But a subsequent party investigation has cleared anyone of any wrongdoing on the grounds that the party memberships were bought as a gift, which is within the rules.”
Running Man said...Wednesday, February 05, 2014 8:16:00 am
Who was it in the Labour Party that said "it was dodgy and cleared on the thinnest of technicalities"?. Was it a "spokesperson"?. You thicko.
How many times do you have to be told bozo, there is no evidence, if there were we would have seen it by now.
Byeck said...Tuesday, February 04, 2014 10:07:00 pm.
It's not my innocent verdict it was not me who said there was no case to answer.
As for the press, can you tell me the name of the person in the Labour Party that they are quoting and also tell me why we haven't seen the evidence?. I can feel your anger and your embarrassment, is there any chance you might have learned a lesson here?.
Kelly @ 12.54
Kelly, I'm quoting the Guardian, Labour's own report and Miliband.
Who are you quoting?
So at least 3 people were identified by Labour as having been bought memberships without their knowledge.
Sorry but is this not wrongdoing ?
or do you agree with Labour that its OK as the memberships were gifts ?
Running Man said...Wednesday, February 05, 2014 4:01:00 pm
Who were they? Did they break rules who identified them?.
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