14 Sep 2009

Union boss warned Brown: ‘You could be finished’

GMB boss Paul Kenny tells a private meeting that he told the prime minister on Friday at Chequers that “you will be finished as a political force and as a human being if you follow the Conservative spending cuts agenda.”

Happily for him, it appears that the unions do believe that the PM will mark out a different path to that of David Cameron. There’s some evidence for that, though scarce detail, in Lord Mandelson’s speech today.

In a fringe meeting, three of the major union leaders suggested the unions would hold their nose and try to help Labour get re-elected, or limit any landslide.