Daily Archives: September 10, 2013

Jim Pickard

Unions are likely to keep their substantial voting powers in internal Labour decisions indefinitely after Ed Miliband’s spokesman played down the idea that these reforms were ever likely to take place.

Mr Miliband is currently pushing through reforms which will end the automatic affiliation of 3m union members to Labour, instead inviting them to sign up to the party individually.

That reform is likely to see a plunge in the number of union members paying small subscription fees to Labour every year.

As a result some party insiders had raised the prospect of a reduction in the 33 per cent Read more >>