The Conservative Party have always had a dislike of the trade unionists interfering in the concerns of their betters. This dislike has now been taken up with enthusiasm by Miliband.
It is not permitted for trade unionists to have a view on political matters. Politics is a rather dirty game for gentlemen and the working classes should know their place and keep out of it.
Of course the payments of large sums of money by private companies - ie, companies which make a lot of money out of the public - that is quite OK.
Can I assume that next time I reach the checkout at Sainsbury’s I will be asked to opt in or opt out of the hundreds of thousands they give to the Conservative Party? Mmm thought not.
However if the Labour Party wants to distance itself from the trade unions, the unions could do worse than stand anti-cuts candidates against New Labour in the next election. They offer us nothing, they deserve nothing.
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