Len Mcluskey

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Vince Vs The Home Office

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 6 March 2014... 1) VINCE VS THE HOME OFFICE The Guardian reports on the latest outbreak o...

Len McCluskey and the Flat Earthers Are Wrong - Tony Blair Still Has Many Lessons For Today's Politicians

David Skelton | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK Politics
David Skelton

Is Blair ready to 'do a Clinton' and make an 'elder statesman' return to domestic politics? Of course, Clinton didn't fight a hugely unpopular war which, rightly or wrongly, has affected Blair's reputation. Equally, two of Clinton's biggest successes could be regarded as two of Blair's biggest failures. Clinton balanced the budget, whereas New Labour eventually lost their fiscal prudence.

Teachers To Strike Over Pay And Working Conditions, Union Announces

Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Politics

Teachers have voted for strike action over pay and working conditions, with 82.5% in favour, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) announced today. ...

All In This Together? Coalition Bailout The Banks But Not Essex Refinery

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK

The government's decision to offer a £100bn boost to banks while failing to bailout Britain's biggest independent oil refinery has been decried as "t...

Why I'll be Supporting the Union's Proposed Olympic Strike

Ellen Grace Jones | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Politics
Ellen Grace Jones

People are angry and are no longer the blind, flag-waving serfs we are expected to be by the governing elite. Contrary to Cameron, Unite's proposal to co-opt the games is patriotism personified and whether or not the strike will be executed, its proposition is something most should be getting behind. Given that sick and vulnerable patients will lie stranded in ambulances whilst a cavalcade of sponsors, dignitaries speed by in their Mercs along one of the VIP lanes, London's transport system is already pretty screwed, strike or no strike.

Nick Clegg 'Gobsmacked' By Union's Olympic Civil Disobedience Call

Posted 29.04.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has called on Labour leader Ed Miliband to "rein in" Len McCluskey after the union leader called for civil disobedience during the Olympic ...

GMB Union Considers Future With Labour After Cuts Rows

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 15.04.2012 | UK Politics

One of the Labour's largest union donors is to debate its future links with the party, in the latest sign that relations between Ed Miliband and the u...

Ed Balls: Brown's Boom And Bust Claims Were An 'Error'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Balls believes that Gordon Brown's continual claims of having eradicated the economics of boom and bust while in government "may have been a rhetor...

Now It Gets Really Ugly: Unison Leader Savages Miliband

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has been accused of "breathtaking naivety" and playing "cheap politics" by the Unison union leader Dave Prentis, after the Labour party sa...

Former Labour Home Sec Comes To Miliband's Defence In Union Row

PA | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Politics

Former home secretary Alan Johnson has launched a furious retaliation against Ed Miliband's union critics, branding them "delusional". The MP backe...

Ed Miliband Hits Back At Union Leader Over Pay Freezes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Milband has delivered a short and sharp riposte to the leader of the Unite union, Len MccLuskey, who had criticised the Labour leadership for accep...

Autumn Of Strikes Edges Closer

PA | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Politics

Unions have moved closer to an autumn of strikes as the Government was warned it faces a huge campaign of civil disobedience over spending cuts and &q...