Monday, June 21, 2004


This didn't seem to make any headlines at all, but probably has greater implications for the government than the current furore over the EU.

Labour traditionally relies on the unions, not only for financial backing (and the withdrawal of FBU support will cost the party a cool £50K), but for a core base of support. The implications of this move could reach to the next election and beyond, but it doesn't seem to be something that either the press or the Tories have picked up on. What will be interesting to watch is if other members of the 'awkward squad' of unions (i.e. Unison) follow this lead...
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