The Labour party has come in for a lot of stick in recent weeks because of the way its leadership election is unravelling in the media. Reading headlines such as Labour leadership: infiltration shambles puts vote at risk, says Lord McConnell, Labour leadership may end in court battle and Who are the real entryists?, you may be forgiven in […]

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The Tories’ new Trade Union Bill has had its first reading in parliament. On the face of it, this is a response to their manifesto promise to “…protect you from disruptive and undemocratic strike action” [Conservative Manifesto, page 18]. However this is really a double-headed attack on two very separate institutions – the Labour party, […]

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