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RMT chief Mick Lynch reveals his unlikely political hero

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Mick Lynch revealed his unlikely political hero during an appearance on Peston.

The RMT chief named James Connolly as the man who inspires him, before giving the presenter a history lesson.

“An Irish, socialist republican,” Lynch said of Connolly.

“He educated himself and he started non-sectarian trade unionism in Ireland, and he was a hero of the Irish revolution.”

Connolly founded the Irish Socialist Republican Party in 1896 and was one of the leaders in the 1916 Easter Rising.

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