Chuka met with comrades at the TUC conference last night, and he was certainly full of bluster as he made the journey south with his boss:
Heading to Brighton shortly with @Ed_Miliband for the TUC Conference. Our trade unions are wealth creators for this country!
— Chuka Umunna (@ChukaUmunna) September 10, 2012
Guido wasn’t quite sure what Chuka had been smoking, but then suddenly all became clear. In June 2010 the GMB union donated £8,500 to the sharp-suited MP, coming back again the following year to give him another grand. Then this summer Paul Kenny’s band of killjoys – currently planning coordinated strikes with Unison – sent Chuka another £15,000 to “support his office”. A grand total of £24,500 over the last two years. So that’s what he meant by creating wealth.
Since unions are such good wealth creators they won’t need taxpayers’ money any more then…