Posts Tagged ‘political levy’

Ed Miliband – guilty not of Blairism but of wishful thinking

by Peter Willsman.

When they joined the party, most Labour members had a belief that they would have some influence in their party. But under the Blairites, power was centralised and members were patronised. In the future, in the mooted new model party being cobbled together, individual members would be expected to pay some £45, work hard and […]

How Ed Miliband’s political levy is intended to work

by Tony Burke.

There is some confusion about Unite’s position in relation to the political levy and this week’s announcement by Labour leader Ed Miliband. This is because the same words are being used to describe two different things. “Opt in” or “opt out”? One is whether trade unionists should “opt in” or “opt out” of their union’s […]

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