Monday, April 18, 2011
sort of hoo-hah was just waiting to happen; the only surprise is that there haven't been more - and blatant - examples up to now.
"The TPA have found 2,493 Pilgrims across the public sector. Full time union officials, paid not to provide the service they represent, but instead do political activities that should be funded by the unions. Without having to pay their staff, the unions can spend the money raised through their subs on other things, like keeping the Labour Party solvent. Other lobbying groups don’t get taxpayer subsidies. They are costing us millions and, as last week’s investigation showed, they are completely unaccountable..."
Source: Guido. TPA pdf: "Taxpayer funding of trade unions"
P.S. I'm not really a fan of this New Labour-perfected "attack the messenger" spin-thing but they should have seen this one coming.
Posted by Span Ows at 2:47 pm