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Monday, 25 November 2013
According to Steve Richards writing in today's Guardian, the solution to Labour's funding crisis will be the introduction of state funding - so much for the principle of Labour only being funded by individuals who opt in to financially support the party!
That the vile opportunism of the Liberal Democrats - after 5 years of supporting austerity measures which have ruined millions of lives and attacks on workers' rights - should be rewarded with their much coveted life support machine of state funding by a future Labour led government would be a grotesque perversion of politics. It would mark the end of the labour movement as we know it.
As Labour's special conference on 1 March 2014 draws closer, the economic, moral and political case for dropping Miliband's ill thought out attack on the union labour link has become overwhelming.