Not content with his union’s £6 million worth of donations to the Labour Party since Ed Miliband became leader, Unite political director Steve Hart forked out £10,000 of his own money to the party in the last quarter. That’s despite Ed pledging to limit all donations to political parties – including those from trade unions – to just £5,000. Hart, who backed Ken Livingstone for the London mayoralty while describing the capital as an “incoherent basket case of a city“, reckons he’s a man of the people:
A beautiful moment voting Labour for Ken. For a fair, decent multi-cultural London – uniting rather than dividing – for the 99% not the 1%.
— Steve Hart (@SteveHartUnite) May 3, 2012
Guido wonders how many other members of the 99% could afford to throw away £10,000 of their own cash…