London tube strikes: RMT's Steve Hedley admits 'I want to overthrow capitalism and put Jeremy Corbyn in power'

London tube strikes: RMT's Steve Hedley admits 'I want to overthrow capitalism and put Jeremy Corbyn in power'

Thousands of RMT members are planning a 24-hour walkout

Friday, December 23, 2016

A senior member of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers union has told James Whale he wants to overthrow the capitalist system and see Jeremy Corbyn elected Prime Minister of Britain.

Steve Hedley was talking to James Whale after news that thousands of RMT members are planning a 24-hour walkout on the London Underground in January over job cuts and ticket office closures. The RMT has also been central to the strikes on the Southern Rail network which have brought misery to thousands of people this year.

Asked by James to reiterate claims he'd made on Russian television about creating a socialist utopia in Britain, Hedley freely agreed that he'd expressed a desire to destroy capitalism, adding that this intention is actually written into the RMT constitution "like the old clause 4... before that villain Tony Blair came in and changed it."

He also suggested that Corbyn, the leader of the Labour party and a prominent union sympathiser, is the best man to take Britain forward, and claimed he'd love to serve as transport secretary in a Corbyn government.

Although James suggested a Corbyn election victory is unlikely, Hedley countered by suggesting it was no less likely than a victory for Donald Trump. 

When James asked if everyone in the RMT shared communist views, Hedley replied "if only", but demurred when asked if he would like to go and live in Russia. 

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