Unite union leadership contest heating up
The contest for the leadership of Britain’s biggest union is being compared to a battle for the Labour movement’s soul.
Rail and airline staff take industrial action
It’s been another day of industrial action affecting transport services.
Gerard Coyne interview
The leader of Britain’s biggest union Unite is now facing a challenge for the top job. Gerard Coyne announced today that he’ll stand against Len McCluskey in next spring’s leadership contest.
FactCheck: whose fault is the tube strike?
A 24-hour walkout by unions has closed London Underground, bringing gridlock to the capital. Each side is blaming the other for failing to reach a deal on pay and conditions. So what are the facts?
FactCheck: party donors – who funds Labour and the Tories?
David Cameron claims that Labour is “owned” by the Unions, while Labour argues that the Conservative party is bankrolled by “a few millionaires”. FactCheck gets to the bottom of the row.
FactCheck: UK budget cuts – does the BBC over-egg it?
The claim “Fact of the day (because the BBC won’t tell you): UK spending cuts are currently smaller than €urozone average” Tim Montgomerie, Conservative Home editor, on Twitter, May 23 2011