Unite to Labour:No Reform, No Primaries, Unions Control Selections
The Collins review into Labour’s links with the unions has evoked a response from Len McCluskey. Guido has the official response of the Unite Executive Council. In summary it is “Sod Off Mililband”.
- Unite refuses to accept any reduction in the 50% union conference vote.
- Unite still intends to support the selection of their own candidates.
- Absolutely opposes open primaries which would dilute their power to control selections.
The unions have pretty much killed off Miliband’s reform plans…
N.B. Unite’s response, in full, is here [PDF].