Sore losers anyone?
It seems barely had the results been announced that the victim mentality recriminations began.
Rather than try to analyse where they might have improved on their performance in the General Secretary election or how best they might now, for the sake of all of the members, set about building bridges and forging alliances seeking to work together with those they have attacked and sought to demean, their political sectarianism and mud-slinging has begun.
Gone is their “building an inclusive union” aspiration that was parroted during the campaign. They are not, nor were they ever, interested in the membership and the struggles they face. They are interested in themselves, power, control and how they might progress their political agenda.
Even in defeat they have to politicize everything.
According to the above Padraig / Patrick campaign posts, Alison Millar and anyone, yes that’s right anyone, who voted for Alison Millar is by default “Rightwing”.
Well done. They’ve reverted to form and have once again exposed their narrow parochial political sectarianism for all to see. It seems earlier expressed concerns were well founded.
They are about division, that is all.
So much for all their rhetoric and pretence about democracy and anti sectarianism. The mask has slipped, again. When they said “Elect one of your own” they meant it in a way only they could.