A quote by Jerry Hicks from Saturday’s GRL meeting in a broom cupboard at ULU:
“Following a superb debate a proposition was put to the vote: "This meeting is in favour of setting up a Grass Roots Left organisation, currently operating in Unite but which can be extended to other appropriate unions." This was overwhelmingly agreed.
However, owing to the fact that there were many supporters who had wanted to be at the conference but were not able to attend, the meeting decided to:”
a) Send each absentee delegate a signed photo of Jerry;
b) Send each absentee delegate a signed photo of Jerry and a video of Jerry’s best hustings walk outs;
c) Send each absentee delegate a form to complete and return to Jerry explaining why they so cruelly built up his hopes only to send them crashing down by their absence.