A trade union with only 10 members, all of them living in the old mining corner of Northumberland, must be nothing if not accountable internally.
But quite apart from either of those points, why are the Murdoch media going after Ian Lavery, anyway?
Murdoch cannot possibly expect any other party to win the Wansbeck seat in the event of a by-election. Rather, he wants a very right-wing Labour MP there.
What are always his achingly posh London hacks additionally want an MP who is less frightfully working-class, who does not have an Irish surname, and who has not lived his entire life in the North East, which they have never visited, and which they imagine to be near Manchester.