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Straight-talking rail union boss proves he’s no puppet

Declan Lynch


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Mick Lynch, the trade union leader of Britain’s striking rail workers, is great on television. Photo: Stefan Rousseau

Mick Lynch, the trade union leader of Britain’s striking rail workers, is great on television. Photo: Stefan Rousseau

Union boss Mick Lynch has been making short work of tabloid journalists' arguments. Source picture by Stefan Rousseau/PA

Union boss Mick Lynch has been making short work of tabloid journalists' arguments. Source picture by Stefan Rousseau/PA

Union leader Mick Lynch easily dealt with Piers Morgan’s attempt to villainise him for his Facebook profile picture of The Hood from ‘Thunderbirds’

Union leader Mick Lynch easily dealt with Piers Morgan’s attempt to villainise him for his Facebook profile picture of The Hood from ‘Thunderbirds’

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Mick Lynch, the trade union leader of Britain’s striking rail workers, is great on television. Photo: Stefan Rousseau

I have often noted my friends on the Left tend to place a tremendous value on being right. When a candidate such as Jeremy Corbyn is defeated, for months or even years afterwards they will point to various issues on which Corbs had called it so right, and has now been vindicated.

Even though Corbs was actually quite wrong about several things (he was basically a Brexiteer, for example) his followers insist his rightness exacerbates the tragedy of his losing not one, but two general elections.


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