Figures released today show that trade unions gave almost £2 million to the Labour Party in the second quarter of 2012 alone. Len McCluskey’s Unite was once again the biggest single donor to any party by some way, while overall unions donated some £1.8 million to Red Ed and co:
Overall party donations fell by almost £1 million between April and June. Participation by the people is plummeting while the unions’ bankrolling of Labour goes from strength to strength…
Well over half of Labour's funding in the last quarter came from just 3 big trade unions. Over 70% of all donations from Unions.
— Owen Meredith (@owenlmeredith) August 20, 2012