November 9th, 2011

Union Funded Labour MPs Blocking Debate on Union Funding

The parliamentary campaign against Pilgrims is hotting up. After the bombastic adjournment debate two weeks ago, yesterday plans for full three-hour debate on the issue was put to the Backbench Business Committee. The proposal from Jesse Norman was rejected, despite support from the LibDems and the DUP. Funnily enough no Labour MP would support the idea of debate, which is hardly surprising given how their last attempt to defend the practice of taxpayer funding of trade unions went…

Instead of shouting “prick” and “twat” from the sidelines, if Labour MPs really feel that we should pick up the tab for the unions, then at least have the balls to say it…


  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    You sound suprised.


  2. 2
    Dave II says:

    Labour and integrity are not good bed fellows


  3. 3
    Jane Pilgrim says:

    You know..I’ve been thinking. If I had just kept my big, fat mouth shut, none of this would have happened.

    Oh well..back to not feeding patients and plotting industrial action.


    • 35
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      Don’t forget to meet the industry standard for making infirm patients shit in their beds.


    • 40
      Eee Uuu Dictatorship, the last evil empire says:

      Don’t get old in England the NHS will kill you, the Government will rob you, the Utilities will freeze you, the Council will bankrupt you the benefit spongers and immigrants will laugh at your stupidity in doing the right thing.


      • 64
        The sort of Labour-educated chav that brings a tear of joy to Miliband's eyes says:

        & when ur in hospital not bein’ like fed n shit, me & me m8s will be like well burgling ur house. Innit.


  4. 4
    Dick the Prick says:

    Whores. That is all


  5. 7
    Elby The Berserk says:

    Blog’s gone all weird, like it is 1993 and Netscape. Plain white background, next to no graphics, no right hand side bar. Same on latest Chrome and Firefox & IE


  6. 13
    Union Modernisation Fund says:

    Nothing to see here.. move along.



  7. 14
    Kered Ybretsae says:

    These Dishonourable Pratts, Pricks and Twats could do with Thatcher Handbags.


  8. 15
    Disgusted of sink estate says:

    These pilgrims save the taxpayer a fortune in lawsuits in the NHS – Instead of killing patients they are away on union business – Good value I say!


  9. 31
    carry on up william hague says:

    Some mong has been given t’ keys to t’blog


  10. 32
    The "It wasn't me" defence says:

    Nobody in the Labour Party wishes to debate this issue..but then again considering most of them are hypocrits why is that not surprising…it’s all a bit like them claiming that the mess on immigration;the deficit’benefits etc was nothing to do with them…..after all they were just the government for 13 years wheras the Coalition have been in government for 18 months so everything is down to them….none of the Labour leadership have the guts to actually get up and defend their funding from the unions and the fact that their leader is a placeman of the biggest union and the fact that the majority of the PLP voted for his brother ………


    • 38
      MrAngry61 says:

      I just wish that someone would actually attempt to justify pilgrims – at the moment Labour seem to be in panic (discovered with hands in the till) mode.


      • 69
        t says:

        When I first came across this practice, the pilgrim explained to me, ‘It saved money from continually negotiating any potential IT conflicts to mutual resolution’, effectively preventing any performance management of TU members, company hadn’t changed in decades, and was wound up in the 90’s, employees lost their jobs, new provider took on half the half the number of old staff, no organised union presence, company started making money.

        Unions are a cancer on success and cost jobs

        There is no P&L knowledge or understanding in the public sector


  11. 34
    Cash for debate says:

    But this is pure corruption. It is just as bad if not worse than the expenses scandal.

    in fact it is much worse as not only are these Labour MPs accepting union money to block a debate they are also denying their constituents democracy.


  12. 36
    Civil Servant says:

    The government have no plans to change this, so it’s just a bunch of Tory backbenchers pissing into the wind.


  13. 41
    A Labour SpAd says:

    Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Ashcroft!. Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Ashcroft!! Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Ashcroft!!!


  14. 43

    Italy’s bond yields have risen to 7.02%



  15. 52
    Jess The Dog says:

    Stop political parties getting ANY money other than membership subscription.


  16. 55
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    There’s a simple solution to this and many of the problems faceing the English right now, and that’s sort out the BIAS at the B-bbc.

    If many of these things were given an even handed airing on the nations mindset determinator, they wouldn’t be able to carry on with anything like the arogance with which they do.

    But that ain’t gonna happen.


    • 59
      Cato Street Conspirator says:

      You’re probably right. The constant anti-union, anti-strike and pro-capitalist bias at the BBC has been going strong since the 1926 General Strike and shows n sign of ending. But how are we going to do it?


      • 68
        AC1 says:

        Is the sky still blue on your world?


        • 75
          Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

          Are there oxygen breathing lifeforms on your planet?


          • The BBC says:

            It is more of an ‘asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier’. Whatever that is.


          • Jane's Fighting Rocks says:

            Its been a long time since we had one of those.

            An asteroid is something similar to the rocks the many admirals in our fine Royal Navy have stockpiled in readiness to throw at any invaders. The main pile is at Winchelsea. The hope is that an invaders won’t step ashore at any beach which has sand beofer the current ‘castle’ building programme is complete.


      • 86
        Armchair technician says:

        Potential petition subject?


    • 63
      Loungelizard says:

      The complacency of the right is responsible for the success of the left.


  17. 57
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Same reason that Tories are against the Tobin tax, I assume.


    • 61
      The left need to get "real" says:

      For the UK to unilaterally bring in a “Tobin Tax” when the USA for one is dead set against it would be economic suicide result in mass emigration of banks from the City and resuult in thousands in the financial services being made redundant(and NOT all of them are on £1 million bonuses..there are a lot of ordinary clerks earning not much than £15k p.a. and receiving around £500 pa bonuses


      • 80
        COMRADE BOB CROW (ANNUAL SALARY £254,978) says:




        • 89
          Grimm Brothers Financial Services (Fairyland) Inc. says:

          Bob, come and leave all your lovely salary in this sock underneath my bed.


    • 73
      AC1 says:

      What? They are against suicide too. Tboin tax (like all transaction taxes) is foolish.


    • 83
      The Paragnostic says:

      The difference being that the Tories will happily discuss the Tobin tax, and explain why it is bad, while Labour don’t want to discuss Pilgrims at all, let alone try to explain why they are ‘good’.

      If you could explain why having union activity paid for by the taxpayer is a good thing, then I have a bridge I’d like to sell…


    • 98
      Winston Churchill says:

      For a country to try to tax itself into wealth is like a man standing in a bucket trying to pull himself up by the handle


  18. 79
    Penfold says:

    Nothing like vested interests to instil a mulish tendency.

    Nothing like taxpayers monies to bring on a spending frenzy from lefties.

    Nothing like the so-called party of the people robbing the people blind.

    Who will rid us of these dreadful and terrible people?

    Who can we trust to lead us and look out for our interests?

    Anarchy I believe beckons, it at least looks after the individual!!


  19. 87
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Miliband at PMQs – PATHETIC, is that the best labour can do?


    • 96
      Ed Blinkybollox says:

      Yes it is. Pathetic isn’t it.

      Can anyone in their right mind really see Miliband minimus as the Prime Minister? Of course not, and he never will be…


  20. 92
    Jimmy says:

    You mean the idea of spending three hours listening to loony right wing tallking points didn’t tempt them? Bizarre.


  21. 94
    Anna says:

    >>Instead of shouting “prick” and “twat” from the sidelines, if Labour MPs really feel that we should pick up the tab for the unions, then at least have the balls to say it…<<

    A Freudian slip? What party with Ed Balls as a senior member would ever tell the truth? Come to that, what party that allowed Chris Huhne to achieve prominence would ever be truthful? I dare say the boy Dave has an equally flexible arrangement with truth, just has better PR skills with which to disguise it. Meanwhile they all deplore that voter turnout progressively diminishes… but why wouldn't it? However you vote won't make much difference.


  22. 95
    Gordon F Brown says:

    T’was the dilatory Labour MPs that allowed me to become Prime Minister without any kind of democratic processes or words being said against me. Me, the worst PM in living history and probably ever. What a bunch of shit they all are. So do you really expect Labour MPs to come out against their favourite paymaster’s shit-stirrers continuing to be paid from the public purse. Well, do you?


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