Trade Union Committee for European and Transatlantic Understanding

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Trade Union Committee for European and Transatlantic Understanding (TUCETU).

It is an especially obscure organisation, with only about 100 hits on google (summing the name and the acroynm)

According to Socialist Appeal, the precursor of TUCETU was the Labour Committee for Transatlantic Understanding which it says was set up in 1976 by the late Joe Godson who was "Labour Attaché at the US Embassy in London in the 1950s, and a close friend of Hugh Gaitskell". [1]

"The Atlantic Council/TUCETU network provided the recruits for New Labour's Ministry of Defence team. Defence Secretary George Robertson, before becoming general secretary of NATO, was a member of the Council of the Atlantic Committee from 1979-90; Lord Gilbert, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, is listed as TUCETU vice-chair; Dr John Reid, former Minister of State for the Armed Forces and chairman of the Labour Party, spoke at a TUCETU conference; and MoD press office biographical notes on junior Defence Minister John Speller state that he "has been a long standing member of the Trade Union Committee for European and Transatlantic Understanding". Speller had his own office and secretary in AEEU headquarters, and was deeply involved in Sir Ken Jackson's failed attempt to hang on to the leadership of the union. How was this operation funded? Peter Mandelson has also written a pamphlet for TUCETU based on a speech he gave to its 1996 conference," Socialist Appeal wrote.

See also About the TUCETU involvement in PCS elections

List of personnel

Contact

Address: C/o Cringle Lodge,
Stoke Rochford,
Nr Grantham,
Lincolnshire NG33 5EF
United Kingdom

Info from 2002

Resources

For further information, see relevant NeoCon Europe page Trade Union Committee for European and Transatlantic Understanding

See also: British American Project