Friday, November 27, 2015
Credit to Dave Prentis
This blog always give credit where it’s due.
It’s a good thing that UNISON General Secretary, Dave Prentis, has today spoken out against a “snap decision” to bomb Syria. That is right of course.
If the answer is ever a UK military intervention you must know that you have asked the wrong question.
UK military interventions are never in the interests of working class people in this (or any) country (nor will they assist progressive opponents of the Islamic fundamentalists oppressing the people of those areas where they can seize power).
It’s a good thing that Dave’s political judgement has improved since the weekend, when his ill-timed criticism of disagreement in the Labour Party was predictably reported as an attack on UNISON member Jeremy Corbyn (however much some of Dave’s fan club wish to deny that this was intended).
Since I’ll have to blog in the next few days about the various ways in which the mediocrities who are all that is left of Dave’s base in UNISON have breached our Rules and procedures it is only right now to record credit to Dave Prentis.
Dave’s opposition to bombing Syria is up there with his consistent and principled rejection of any possibility that he would ever take up a seat in the House of Lords (if you don’t believe me about this ask @electprentis and he will immediately tell you that he would never accept a seat in the Lords).