The Electoral Commission have released party funding figures for UK political parties, showing that Labour continue to rack up substantial debts and to be reliant on union donations. The figures relate to October 1st 2012 to December 31st 2012 (Q4) and can be seen fully here. In Q4 2012 Labour received loans totalling £9,858,723. In comparison, the Conservatives [...]
Sky journo Sophie Ridge has obtained a copy of an email sent by a UNISON branch secretary to those members who refused to strike yesterday: Union officials are not known for their subtlety, but emailing members in such an overtly aggressive manner seems rather excessive, and inappropriate.
On November 23rd, the Electoral Commission released the quarterly figures on party funding. These were for Q3 2011 – July, August and September. The headline figures first: Labour received a total of £3,529,270 the Conservatives received a total of £2,744,618, and the Liberal Democrats £1,199,623. Perhaps the most staggering figure is that the Scottish Nationalist [...]
The TUC have set up a standalone pensions justice website, in preparation for a day of action on November 30th. The site, at http://pensionsjustice.org.uk/, claims that “The government wants to make people pay more and work longer for a lot less. Despite hours of talks, ministers have yet to seriously negotiate.” It uses highly emotive [...]