Tuesday, August 07, 2012

A voyage into the past over pensions

For those who believe that the world began to go down hill with Khrushchev's "secret speech" in 1956 (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Cult_of_Personality_and_Its_Consequences), you will be able to treasure the latest contribution to "debate" on pensions over at UNISON Anonymous (http://unisonactive.blogspot.com/2012/08/unisons-lgps-ballot-questions-of.html).



A blogger so proud of their views that they won't put their name to them attempts to savage (with all the vigour of a dead sheep) unnamed adversaries who "trumpet their flawed "interpretation" in the blogosphere."



This irrelevant failure to intervene in the debate about the LGPS proposals which we ought to be having fails to reflect either UNISON Rules or clear Conference policy on democracy and the rights of branches - UNISON Anonymous clearly hold to a model of internal democracy based upon the CPSU sixty years ago. That's not what makes the author of the blogpost a hypocrite though (just an authoritarian).



There's room in our movement for those who believe in democratic centralism just as there should be for libertarian socialists (or, for that matter, anarchists).



What is truly breathtaking is the chutzpah which enables the unknown commentator to claim that the Local Government SGE recommendation strictly follows on from Local Government Conference policy.



Hello?



Equality Impact Assessment?



Emergency Motion 5?



Clearly the anonymous blogger doesn't care about equalities, or about Conference decisions.



Spitting venom online is never attractive or persuasive, but if you're going to dribble it down your own chin like that comrades I guess I understand why you wish to remain anonymous!

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1 comment:

Annie Banham said...

Well l was at said conference, and it was the most disputed item on the agenda. Hardly the consensual policy decision some would have us believe.