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WHITE FLAG: Charlie Donnelly formally abandons failed coup as Labor Unity soul searching commences

nuwretreat The National Union of Workers National Secretary and ALP State President Charlie Donnelly has announced this afternoon that he’s finally decided to cancel the meeting of the party’s Administrative Committee called to sack their State Secretary Steve Newnham.

He did this following the decision by Socialist Left Admin members not to participate in the planned Monday massacre following requests made by the Premier John Brumby. They certainly covered themselves in uncharacteristic glory. A good number of patriots in Labor Unity and other factions made their position very well known that they would not be attending either.

“It is a fiasco. Bay of Pigs had nothing on this mate. There are bodies everywhere, this is like old school 1970s Labor and we (the Right) did it. It’s unforgivable” one troubled observer remarked about the surrender.

An SDA patriot observed their Christmas Party this evening might be a sombre affair after today’s devastation.

“Donnelly’s made the SL (the Socialist Left)  look like they’ve saved the day and the Right look like a dangerous rabble that can’t be trusted making big decisions,” another explained.

Many wonder what will happen now. Christmas is next of course, fortunately it can remain on the political calendar now the crisis has been averted.

But few think that the adventurist NUW’s role in this epic fiasco will be forgotten. Or forgiven.

“Labor Unity needs to ask some very fundamental questions, starting right now. What do we stand for? Who can we trust?” said one faction veteran still shocked at the dimension of this bizarre and outrageous episode.

Here’s the email of surrender, and note after nearly blowing up the party they are meant to be part of leading, Charlie takes time to wish all Admin members seasons greetings and expresses his desire to “look forward to a productive New Year”. Enough to make us wonder, should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot?

Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 13:16:36 +1100
Subject: Special Meeting of Administrative Council

Dear Administrative Committee Member,

I write to inform you that the special meeting of the Administrative Committee to be held at 6:00pm on Monday the 22nd December 2008 has been cancelled.

I wish all Administrative Committee members well over the festive period and look forward to a productive New Year.

Yours faithfully,


Charles Donnelly
Victorian Branch
Australian Labor Party


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  1. The damage has been done. Irresponsible and reckless. Donnelly’s credibility is on the line and he should resign as Victoria’s ALP President.

    Posted by Battery operated remote control | December 19, 2008, 15:39
  2. Scrambling, Andy, scrambling. Crikey had this hours ago…

    Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2008, 15:45
  3. cut and paste from vexnews, yeah

    Posted by hahaha | December 19, 2008, 15:55
  4. Yeh didn’t Andy break the story hours ago himself ???

    Posted by credit where due | December 19, 2008, 15:56
  5. Go on Donnelly. Get out while you can or get hunted down.

    Posted by Rampant | December 19, 2008, 16:06
  6. Donnelly is a top bloke. Be nice to him. Please.

    Posted by Ant | December 19, 2008, 17:45
  7. Ant – the guy is a retard. While I’d love to see him go, I reckon having him stay where he is for the next six months could be more valuable. At least you can punch the f*** out of him while you’re holding his left hand.

    It’s more fun that way.

    Posted by Rampant | December 19, 2008, 19:58
  8. SDA = Slip Dicks in Arseholes.
    NUW = Neurological Underchallenged Wankers.

    Posted by anon | December 19, 2008, 22:14
  9. NUW = Never Understand Why?
    SDA = Stupid Delegates Annoy.

    Posted by Battery operated remote control | December 20, 2008, 10:23
  10. Slip Dicks in Arseholes! I think not!

    That would be contrary to Church teaching and therefore not in line with the SDA policy platform.

    Posted by BA | December 20, 2008, 18:04
  11. Lets NOT go down the path of “Church” Teaching! Otherwise the choirboy WILL be fucked!

    Posted by anon | December 20, 2008, 20:05
  12. didn’t take long for sectarian hate and gay hate to take hold on this site. No wonder the shop assistants hate you.

    Posted by get real andy and ego wankers | December 20, 2008, 22:15
  13. anon 20.05 – you are protestant left wing garbage.

    All power to he SDA.

    Posted by BA | December 21, 2008, 14:27
  14. Donnelly is certainly following in Swords footsteps.He turns every other NUW State branch against Victoria,now he creates disunity within the ALP.On top of this was his botched Crean failure.Complete wanker and fuckwit.

    Posted by CONCERNED NUW MEMBER | December 22, 2008, 11:21
  15. the three amigos donnely thow and kennedy cant run a chook raffle our union is in turmoil the vic alp is in the same direction long live simon crean . sack the three dickheads .

    Posted by union man | December 22, 2008, 11:37
  16. Donnelly is truly turning into the Errol Flynn of the Labor Movement.Everything he touches he fucks.

    Posted by Beaver Moustache Man | December 22, 2008, 13:44
  17. if you need a wrecking crew contact the nuw national office and your on the way

    Posted by n u w member victoria | December 23, 2008, 9:35
  18. merry christmas charlie closing the queensland branch and you lot taking over there goes 6000 members and a happy new year

    Posted by northern member | December 23, 2008, 9:41
  19. know the feeling pop goes another 3000

    Posted by south aus | December 23, 2008, 10:05
  20. Charlie, do you lube up before you stick your head up your own arse?

    You have, without a doubt turned into the ultimate boob of the union movement and now the ALP.

    What will it take for a George Costanza look-a-like like you to give up the public displays of masturbation and just GOOOOOOOOO AWAY!

    Posted by tHE jOKER | December 23, 2008, 10:52
  21. No surprise Charlie backed off.He acts and talks tuff but he is really just a nerdy little wimp. He must have been the nerdy little kid that got picked on at school.Now he takes it out on whoever he can. Poor foolish little Charlie,when will you learn.

    Posted by Beaver Moustache Man | December 23, 2008, 11:20


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