Wednesday, 31 October 2007

What The Unions Should Do Instead With Their Money

Gordon Brown despises the unions. He would rather have a single non-domicile fund his General Election campaign, and he would rather give Ministerial office to Digby Jones.

So the unions should return the compliment. They should tell New Labour where to get off, and instead identify 10 "dream" policies and 10 "nightmare" policies, with ten per cent funding of any candidate (regardless of party, if any) for subscription to each of the former, minus ten per cent for failure to rule out each of the latter.

Union money should also at least help to fund the development and delivery of a qualification for "non-graduates" with life and work experience who aspire to become MPs.

The party advocating these things would welcome the unions' financial and other support with real respect.

7 comments:

  1. clive stamples31 October 2007 14:58

    are you an actual member of a trades union then David?

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  2. I'm in the process of changing, what with changing jobs, as it happens.

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  3. Congratulations! What's the new job?

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  4. Watch this space...

    There is an urban myth that I don't work, you know.

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  5. Then I want to sign on too. So I can dress, dine and drink like David Lindsay.

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  6. I do not confess to understanding everything that you say but the way people just attempt to denigrate the views of a person through personal attacks is just tiresome. Even if it is true that you have been unable to keep your jobs - maybe you are just destined for greater things than the rest of us. After all, could you picture Einstein working in the local McDonalds? Keep up the fight David. No doubt many of the 'anonymous' people on the website will attempt to ride on the back of your success in years to come.

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  7. I have heard several times that McDonald's is a very good employer. As I said, one of the things that the unions should be doing with their Political Funds is at least helping to develop and deliver training for "non-graduates" who aspire to become MPs. And I write as a double graduate.

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