So imagine our surprise when on Friday it was announced that Unite had not only backed Rebecca Long-Bailey, they'd backed hard left balloon head Richard Burgon for the deputy's job!
“@RLong_Bailey has the brains and the brilliance to beat Boris Johnson. She is standing for unity, socialism and the determination to make Johnson's term in office short-lived.” https://t.co/CThhmq8CPL #RLB4Leader pic.twitter.com/A6OLoXUSbg— Unite the union (@unitetheunion) January 24, 2020
“Unite is confident that @RichardBurgon will make a superb deputy to Becky, displaying the qualities that have long been absent from that post - pride in our values, a passion for our party to succeed &, above all, loyalty to their leader.” https://t.co/EWTFgrjm8V #Richard4Deputy pic.twitter.com/cG0QKaVkXT— Unite the union (@unitetheunion) January 24, 2020
Continuity is key. Socialism is paramount. Dedication to losers? Well, naturally.