I am one of your staunchest supporters I am Labour through and through. "I get" what you are about and what you want to do with the Labour party. I understand how angry you are that Falkirk has caused such problems, but Ed, as I understand it the report that Labour commissioned has cleared Karie Murphy and has cleared the union of wrongdoing, if this is so and it is how it is being reported then shouldn't you apologise? I have no idea if we are being told the truth we all know how Tory and coalition biased the press and the broadcast media actually is, however, if you were my son I would advise you to apologise for any distress that has been caused. What a wonderful example you would set in our so degraded politics there is no shame in admitting when we have got it wrong and for showing when we do get it wrong then we should apologise for doing so, apologising when you are wrong is as natural as being happy when you are right. I may have misunderstood the situation but if I have, then I am not the only one and we need an explanation and then the whole issue needs to be put to bed.
It is not only for Labour that this this issue needs to be put to bed, more importantly it is for the millions of people who are being so badly affected by this Tory led government's policies, their lives are being catastrophically affected so please draw a line under it. There are thousands of Labour foot soldiers that give their all for this party to help elect you, we want to concentrate on exposing the Tories for the sham heartless incompetent government they are, we want to work to get you into Number 10, please do not let us down.
I believe this whole issue was deliberately whipped up by the press specifically to cause trouble for you, the unions, and Labour as we headed into the summer recess, especially by the Guardian, who seem to be running a personal vendetta against you. In the end there was no case to answer for the unions it was as I always suspected a storm in a teacup. The police found this and so did the Labour inquiry. I do fully understand why you called in the police with Cameron being such an arrogant, duplicitous bullying liar he would never have accepted that an internal Labour inquiry cleared the unions of wrongdoing, he would have dined out on it for years right up until the next election, however, he now has to accept the official police verdict. Hopefully Ed, you will now turn the tables on him and expose every last dodgy deal about how his Conservative party is funded and who by - people really need to know what kind of government this really is!
Let me reassure you that the vast majority of people seem to be more worried about the Tory corruption and the fact that they are being funded by hedge funds, banks and big business and private health companies etc. You were right to expose the appalling judgement of David Cameron in hiring Lynton Crosby, who now appears to have connections with rebel fighters in Syria, amid his other dubious connections to the tobacco and drinks industries and private health care and fracking. While this union "Much Ado About Nothing" is continuing, to use F1 terminology, Cameron is getting a free tow, time to shake him off and run him and the Tory party into the gravel where they belong. Lord knows it's hard enough to get Labour's message across in the right wing press as it is so we definitely don't need this further distraction. The right wing press love it that they do not have to report on who really funds the Conservative party and the fact that the Tories charge £25,000 to eat lunch with the prime minister and all the rest of it.
By and large people accept that the unions are above board and transparent. We must reform the Labour party to keep Labour alive for now and the years ahead, I understand this but we still have to fight the real "enemy" so please do not cut off the public from the only very small say they have through Labour and the unions, find a way to make it easier for them to contact the unions and the Labour party alike, even for people who do not vote Labour but still need our help let's include all people in our reformation. Let's make our Labour the party to "go to" for political representation etc.
You have a rare gift, in person you connect with people, they appreciate your frankness and your willingness to engage with them, even though they may be broaching subjects that are tricky where many other politicians run from, you do not walk away you stay and talk and explain. Now is the time to do this with the unions. They want to help together reformed Labour and the unions could become a formidable power of good for ordinary people.
Please bury the hatchet this coming week and let's all "unite" and get on with defeating the Tories after all they really are the real enemy! They are the enemy of the young, the elderly, poor, the sick, the low waged, the unemployed, the disabled and the vulnerable. They are heartless, they are privatising our NHS and causing it huge problems, they are privatising our education system, and privatising Royal Mail too, even our police and fire services are under attack from them. People are desperate and are looking to you to take the fight to the Tories and help to expose them and inform people what is really going on. This government is one of the most right wing business obsessed government's in the history of this country. They are using divide and rule and are terrorising people in their own homes through the bedroom tax, the disabled through Atos, the unemployed through forcing people to work for nothing, this all needs exposing and it is down to Labour to expose it, people feel they are being abused and ignored. The right wing press are not exposing the trauma this government are causing to good decent people they are helping to cover what is really happening and covering up how badly the Tories are actually damaging this country. Let's together take the fight to the Tories door, not to the door of the unions. Be progressive, be reforming, yes of course we must to survive! But don't forget people really need to feel that you and Labour are on their side, that someone in Westminster is really listening to them and that the ordinary people have a voice - *yours*!
You stuck your head above the parapet over the banks, bankers bonuses, the hacking scandal, you stood up to Rupert Murdoch, you fought to get the Leveson recommendations implemented when all Cameron wants to do is kick them into the long grass. You stood up and almost single handed stopped imminent air strikes in Syria when there was no evidence to attack, it was you that managed to halt the the US, people felt that you listened to them and acted accordingly.You stood up to the press in this country and you went against the grain, we know and can clearly see that you are now paying the price for that.
They call you weak and unprincipled, but anyone that has stood up to the press, the banks and Murdoch empire is not unprincipled and is certainly not weak. Any leader who is standing up and willing to reform their party to do what is right cannot be called weak and unprincipled, but we need to do this together and some of our lost voters need to feel able to come back in from the cold, in fact I know many who are desperately wanting to. We're stronger together.
Let's sort it Ed.