Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway shares profanity-filled hate mail

Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway has shared an abusive email sent to him by a member of the public opposed to the Government's beefing-up of union rights.

The email begins, "You and your party are full of shit," and goes on to call the Minister for Workplace Relations "f**king dumb" and "just f**king nuts".

"Any union organiser that walks on this premises I will order them off the property and they can f**k off," the email, shared on Twitter, states.

"We will sack the staff and close the business... I have already warned both my admin people in my small business x2 they know I will dismiss them and employ my wife to run that if you implement this."

The author claimed to be involved with three companies.

Mr Lees-Galloway suggested the person has a lot to learn.

"I bet this guy is a delight to work for. Pro tip: Making personal threats is not a great lobbying strategy," he tweeted.

Iain Lees-Galloway/Twitter
Photo credit: Iain Lees-Galloway/Twitter

Labour's changes include doing away with employment law changes introduced by the previous National Government, largely concerning union rights and collective bargaining, as well as taking 90-day trials away from businesses with 20 or more employees.

Mr Galloway said he has referred the email and its sender to the Diplomatic Protection Service.


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