Len Says Jump

With the Labour Party already in a precarious financial position, overspending by some £1.7m last year, there is more bad news coming down the line. Their biggest donor Unite are agitating before their conference in June for which Left Futures have the agenda.

Amongst the usual noisy motions – “Conference notes and applauds UNITE’S policy to win back the Labour Party from the right-wing neo-liberals who have infested the party over the past 20 years” et cetera –  is a pending headache for Ed. Obviously concerned that his £600,000 per meeting is not value for money, Len McCluskey is apparently gearing up to restrict donations to Labour by 10%. Given that staffers constantly complain about how broke the party is, almost to the point of being unable to properly fight local and police commissioner elections, this is hardly going to help matters…




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