September 19th, 2013

Labour Interim Union Report is Clueless

Labour’s Lord Collins of Smeargate, who is charged with the unenviable task of drawing up exactly how the party will smash the union link, has published his interim report on the subject.

It has no firm conclusions, no recommendations and appears to be just a list of questions.

Collins asks members for so much feedback and so many contributions that it reads like he has bitten off more than he can chew.

In summary, it would appear they have no idea what to do.


  1. 1
    Fist says:

    does anyone have a clue what to do?


    • 2
      your mum says:

      UKIP and their armed wing, the EDL do!

      (not really)


    • 3
      Labour are Splitting says:

      They could start by publishing the Falkirk report.


    • 4
       ℬilly's Arse says:

      Come on inside.


    • 8
    • 10
      your mum says:

      the other interesting thing is if Labour do break the union funding link then all eyes will be on the Tories and their big donors, something they don’t want. am sure they’d much rather bang on ad infinitum about the ‘union paymasters’ than actually reform party funding.


      • 15
        Sandra in Accounts says:

        And by “reform party funding” you mean extending the gravy train for political parties & the elite.

        Taxpayer funding of political parties will enshrine those fuckers at the trough forever & ever.


        • 23
          your mum says:

          it would also stop the pernicious influence of people like the unions and the self interested city types from fucking shit up for the other 90% of us.


    • 25
      Barnehurst Bob says:

      Every time they’re asked to tell us what they’d do or think they say the same thing:

      ‘We’re starting with a blank piece of paper, which we’ll show you in a while and we’ll promise you some substance at a much later date, probably.’

      They don’t seem to do anything else, ever!! Not a single memorable policy for government, and now no policies for running their own party.

      What the fuck do they really think about anything?
      Does anybody outside the PLP really know?
      Does everybodybody in the PLP know?


  2. 5
    Kral says:

    Typical Milibland. He huffs and he puffs and then he sits down.

    Worse, look how Labour have been knocked on the back foot by Falkirk. They refuse to make their enquiry public for fear upsetting Red Len.


  3. 6
    Breaking things - it's what Labour does. says:

    Smashing the union link should be pretty easy for a Party that effortlessly smashed Britain.


  4. 6
    Steve Miliband says:

    And Miliband will be PM one day


    • 13
      The Libor party says:

      Vote ukip and that outcome is guaranteed ! :)


      • 17
        Sandra in Accounts says:

        Sorry – what do you expect us to do?

        Vote for Blue Labour under Cameron?

        Threats & blackmail are not going to work this time.

        Cameron could not win against Brown – how do you think he will do now the public know the vacuous PR spiv that he is?

        Vote UKIP


      • 19
        The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

        Not when UKIP are getting more votes from Labour than they are from the Tories. The Tories try to keep that fact quiet.


  5. 11

    Not exactly core competences!


  6. 14
    The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

    The Dutch are doing what no Liblabcon politician would ever dream of. They are getting rid of the welfare state. But don’t expect any whingeing left wingers to comment on it. The Dutch just can’t afford it any more (and neither can we).


  7. 16
    Aaron D Highside says:

    The Labour Party may have to bring in one of their intellectual giants like Prezzer, Ainsworth or Gorbals Mick.


  8. 21
    Sunny Jim says:

    No idea what to do? Sounds right for Labour, other than waste other peoples’ money, & as they’re out of office THAT option isn’t open to them…


  9. 22
    Check Facts First says:

    Replies by 24th Dec. That will mean the most of next year taken up with more consultations which at best might take until the next party conference in 2014. Which in turn will mean no real decision, if ever, until after the next General Election in 2015. Which best summed up means no change. Same old Ed. When push comes to shove, he always has a change of mind. Result. Unions 1 Ed 0


  10. 24
    Penfold says:

    SNAFU then.


  11. 27
    Holly says:

    Can’t do it.
    I got to ‘Tory-led government’, and folded.
    Off to paint something so I can watch it dry.


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