Please accept my four weeks notice of my resignation as a member of the GMB Union from the date of this email. I will leave my DD open for my final membership payment but will cancel the next month.
I have only been a member for a short period of time but the unions stance against Scottish Independence has disgusted me, as has your financial backing of the Labour Party. As we have seen in Scotland, not one full day after the vote, Labour going back on their vow. Not only did they and you stand shoulder to shoulder with the Tories, you fund a political movement that has already been shown to have lied and who used scare stories against pensioners regarding pensions to win their no vote. A Labour Party happy to stand shoulder to shoulder with UKip, Conservatives, Liberals, the BNP and the Orange Order to frighten Scottish people into making the worst decision of their lives.
It would appear that the trade union movement and the Labour Party, both set up to defend the poor and vulnerable no longer stand for anything other than maintaining a broken country and their own selfish ambitions. I do not wish to have any part of that and certainly will not have my money being used it its name. It has become increasingly clear that if we are to work to end poverty and the attacks on the poorest in our society then we will have to do this ourselves.
I am one of the 45%
Thank you for very little.
Mr Bruce Hosie