June 30, 2008

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST HINT?:

Labour 'too dependent on trade unions' (James Kirkup, 30/06/2008, Daily Telegraph)

Labour is now unhealthily dependent on the trade unions for money, a former party treasurer has told Gordon Brown.

The warning from Baroness Prosser came as trade union leaders prepared to step up the pressure on ministers for more left-wing policies including increased rights to strike and higher taxes on middle earners.


The key to understanding the Blair years was a too little noticed line in an Atlantic profile by Geoffrey Wheatcroft: "You have to remember," says someone who knows him, "that the great passion in his life is his hatred of the Labour Party"

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 30, 2008 2:55 PM
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