Unite

Gerard Coyne’s show trial is a stark warning to Labour moderates

20 June 2017 20:31

‘There is no step, thought, action, or lack of action under the heavens,’ wrote Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, ‘which could not be…

Len McCluskey’s victory finally gives Corbyn something to smile about

21 April 2017 16:28

Len McCluskey has been re-elected as General Secretary of Unite. It was something of a messy fight: his rival Gerard…

Labour has abandoned workers. Trade unions must avoid doing the same

13 April 2017 13:01

I’m not a member of a trade union, but I should be. As a freelance journalist, my employment situation is…

Marxist-Leninists are now the Labour party’s moderates

7 December 2016 15:43

There are three misconceptions about the far left. Not one of them is true. And all of them hide the crisis in…

Tristram Hunt stands firm on Corbyn despite threat of ‘Labour purge’

3 September 2015 14:00

Yesterday Channel 4’s Michael Crick reported that a pro-Corbyn Unite official had told him ‘careerist’ MPs will be purged from Labour if Jeremy Corbyn…

Unite distances itself from Burnham camp after email blip

20 August 2015 18:41

Oh dear. Andy Burnham’s efforts of late to appeal to Jeremy Corbyn’s left-wing voters may have gone to waste after…

The rival factions at war over Labour’s leadership contest

24 July 2015 15:29

Which factions have the most influence in the Labour leadership and deputy leadership contest? The biggest split in the party…

The Tories are coming across as the reasonable ones with the new trade union legislation

15 July 2015 9:00

Who is being more rational in the dispute over new striking laws: the government or the union barons? With just…

How the trade unions make it more difficult for Labour to win back Ukip voters

6 July 2015 17:37

Do unions like Unite want Labour to win the next election? A fair few people, including a number of Labourites,…

Labour must understand that Unite is its enemy

18 May 2015 11:26

Imagine you are a Labour MP or a trade union official surveying Britain this week. The following points will strike…

Len McCluskey and the trade unions need Labour as much as the party needs them

18 May 2015 9:19

Can Labour’s links with trade unions survive the leadership contest? This morning, Harriet Harman will outline in a speech at…

The Ukip pledge that other parties may well adopt

15 April 2015 16:20

One of the Ukip manifesto pledges that’s making certain types a bit grumpy today is a pledge to abolish the…

Today’s strikes in London highlight why we need trade union reforms

13 January 2015 15:53

Londoners were not a happy bunch this morning. Aside from the cold, wet weather, two-thirds of the capital’s buses were not running…

Five reasons why winning in May won’t be that much better than losing

8 January 2015 14:28

Defeat in May would be dire for either Cameron or Miliband. It would end their political career in ignominious failure.…

James Wharton's Private Member's Bill will have its second reading on 5 July. Picture: PA

Poll for Unite says Labour will fail to take its seventh target seat from the Tories

19 November 2014 17:32

Stockton South is seventh on Labour’s target seat list in terms of the swing needed to win yet a Survation…

Ed Miliband’s union bosses would change Britain for the worse

31 July 2014 15:40

Trade unions have an important role in any decent society, but their stranglehold on the Labour Party is something we…

Len McCluskey: Unite could start donating to other parties

1 April 2014 15:28

Len McCluskey spoke to the press gallery lunch on April Fools’ Day. It would have been more fitting had the…

PMQs: Relations between Cameron and Bercow break down

6 November 2013 13:45

PMQs today was a typically bad tempered affair. The Tories have responded to David Cameron’s mauling two weeks ago, by…

The Grangemouth scandal shows it’s time to keep an eye on the Reds. Again

5 November 2013 16:14

The most extraordinary thing about the scandal of Unite at Grangemouth and in Falkirk is how long it took the…

The saving of Grangemouth will expose just how much power Unite has over Labour

25 October 2013 13:58

So Grangemouth is safe, after Unite changed its mind and urged the company to implement the very ‘survival plan’ that…