Its awards consume roughly a quarter of public spending. It is hard to see where the tax hikes or spending scaleback to fund them will come from if the Chancellor sticks to his guns.
Posts Tagged: Len McCluskey
Sean O’Callaghan: Puffed-up, bewildered, pampered second-raters. The elites that nearly let an extremist into Downing Street.
There is only one priority: keep the Stalinists, trots, Islamist fellow-travellers, gender and feminist lunatics and, yes, the young deluded idealists out of power.
“They should be sticking with their leader in the bad times, not just in the good.”
Inside the party or out, the union barons’ tame MPs will be a plague on any leader who attempts to move the party towards the centre.
Miliband’s legacy: Twenty-one of the welfare rebels were new MPs – and seventeen of those have links to Unite
Recently it seemed that Labour’s loony left might one day die out. Now they have a new generation.
Plus: Ivan Massow – a joke. Greenhalgh and Boff – no charisma. Tulip Siddiq and Stephen Kinnock – impressive. And: Ben Harris-Quinney (for it is he)
They tried it in Falkirk, then they tried it with Miliband. What could possibly go wrong the third time?
“We cannot have our leaders selected, or deselected, by the grudges and grievances of one prominent man. The leader of the Scottish Labour Party doesn’t serve by the grace of Len McCluskey.”
I know you don’t want to hear from your opponents right now, but it would be really lovely if you could grant me a few requests.
Len McCluskey sent a “personal message of support” to a rally in support of the corrupt former Mayor.
They have spent the last five years working to gain control of the Parliamentary Labour Party. And they’re succeeding.
Nadhim Zahawi MP: The pound scrapped. Grammar Schools too. Lord McCluskey in charge. The nightmare of a Miliband Government.
I believe we’ll win. But I could be wrong. So all this could be only a few weeks away…
They are more reliant than ever on union funding – but the policies they have to adopt in return just make their fundraising efforts even harder.
Last year nearly a million more people found jobs – but union membership fell.
Reforming strike laws would give power back to ordinary, moderate union members.