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Professor Tim Bale, Trade unions and the Labour Party

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Discussing the relationship between trade unions and the Labour Party, Professor Tim Bale explains how Ed Miliband reduced the role of unions in electing the party’s leader and the knock on effects for party funding. He says that many politicians feel that the unions have historically used their financial influence to force changes in the Labour Party policy.
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