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I expect one of the LAST acts of Nu Labour will be MASSIVE pay rise, let the Tory Goverment pay it!

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Unison is by far the biggest financial backer of the Labour party. It was created by a merger of the PCS and The T&G. Unison members hold a number of key posts in Labour. If these reports are true the brothers are at each others throats big time. Labour are broke and heavily in debt. Imagine a general election campaign run by Gordon Brown with no money. This is going to be delicious.

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Unison is by far the biggest financial backer of the Labour party. It was created by a merger of the PCS and The T&G. Unison members hold a number of key posts in Labour. If these reports are true the brothers are at each others throats big time. Labour are broke and heavily in debt. Imagine a general election campaign run by Gordon Brown with no money. This is going to be delicious.

As someone on this forum said 'I don't think I have enough popcorn in'

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about time they did cut funds. i didn't think they'd do it thou as i perceived the leadership of the unions were part of the establishment with leaders such as tony woodley carrying on where bill morris left off, i.e; not making waves, keeping a lid on strikes and generally not upsetting the government so he can collect his knighthood and pension when he retires.

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It's just a real shame its taken them so long to realise that nuLabour isn't real Labour. I think they have left it far too late and should have suspended funding at least 5 yrs ago when they had more influence and membership. With only a yr left until the Tories get to power this isn't going to achieve that much as nuLabour are finished anyway. Soon there won't be any public sector members anyway after the culling so where do they think the money is going to come from to give to unions to withhold? Unions should have realised their strengths yrs ago and taken action instead of pussyfooting and pandering to 'modernisation' demands which simply means work more for less.

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:lol: That implies that for over 12 years they've been supporting MP's that have been working against them. Idiots.

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As someone on this forum said 'I don't think I have enough popcorn in'

Bean....check.

Pasta....check

Rice....check

Damn! I forgot the popcorn :(

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Won't this result in NuLiebour being even more in thrall to the banks?

no,no,no,no,no.

the 50p per month additional landline charge announced today is subject to VAT.

VAT is directed to the exchequer

which then distributes the funds raised to appropriate desinations like charities

of which some selected charities are NuLabour pet projects run by cronies.

nice little bit of money laundering....job done....sheeple none the wiser. :P

(in fact,if queried the "oh it's for good causes,you wouldn't deprive our media outreach project of their vital subtitles-for-the-blind service would you??.....that's outrageous!!," emotional blackmail line can be peddled ad-nauseum)

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I suspect that what Woodley's up to is an attempt to position himself as the kingmaker when it comes to deciding who succeeds Gordon as Labour leader after the election (i.e. saying to the members and the few remaining PLP, 'choose my candidate and I'll give you the money back').

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They will joining the RMT who disaffiliated from the labour Party in 2004.

Some Scottish branches now donate to the 'Scottish Socialist Party' and some Welsh branches donate to 'Forward Wales.'

Of course the RMT have also just funded NO2EU candidates to stand against Labour in the Euro Elections

Over 100 labour MPs are directly sponsored by the various Unions (Can't remember the exact number) and some are sponsored by the Co-op (including Ed Balls).

Despite this, and the ££££££££££££'s we have paid Labour MPs through the political levy, my fellow Ford Transit workers and me couldnt get more than dozen Labour MPs to sign an Early Day Motion in support of our jobs.

Take the money away from them, and fund a new party.

The Bosses have three parties to represent them, we need one to represent the workers.

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If they do, then Labour are broke.

I mean, bust, kaput, boogered, up the creek without a paddle, OMG, OVER.

Seriously. This happened last year:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics...hree-weeks.html

The Labour Party could be declared bankrupt in three weeks time unless millions of pounds of rescue funds can be found, according to senior party officials. The warning over the party going bust comes ahead of critical votes by some of the biggest trades unions on whether to break or change their financial links with the Labour Party, moves which would add to the crisis by depriving it of more than £2 million a year of regular income.

Last year, the unions bailed them out. This is why Labour HAVE to do what the unions require.

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Despite this, and the ££££££££££££'s we have paid Labour MPs through the political levy, my fellow Ford Transit workers and me couldnt get more than dozen Labour MPs to sign an Early Day Motion in support of our jobs.

Labour don't give a stuff about manufacturing or your jobs, you aren't bankers or property shysters. Besides, those MP's were probably far too busy filling in their expense forms.

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Labour don't give a stuff about manufacturing or your jobs, you aren't bankers or property shysters. Besides, those MP's were probably far too busy filling in their expense forms.

The irony is that they have only now realised that in order to exist they need to start 'giving a stuff' about ordinary workers otherwise the whole system collapses and they have more unemployment, less tax revenue, unsold houses, unsold cars and other luxury items and above all, no one to vote for them!

It's perfectly clear that the bankers, business gurus and anyone else that's made an absolute killing over the last decade won't step in to aid the country unless there is something in it for them so the only place to turn to is the good old fashioned working man and unions......or privatise the rest of the country!

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For years it been threat and counter threat - we'll only fund you if you follow our line vs if you don't fund us you'll face cuts under the tories - trouble is the goose has been cooked - Labour could have kept the game up, spending and taxing at high levels, but just below the unacceptable pain threshold. However, they have gone too far, spent too much, taxed too high, and the whole system is now too top heavy and is unsustainable. There is a limit to how much the state can confiscate from the real economy without strangling the life out of it. It has crossed the line, the only answer is to cut the state back down to size, and in a recession that is further than it would have needed to be if they had remained responsible. The unions know the game is up, its everyone for themselves now....

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