I’ve mentioned the attack on UNITE’s “autocratic monopoly” from a London Labour activist, and the way another Labour councillor and cabinet member has condemned Ed Miliband’s union reform plans as “panicky”.
Now another complaint has sprung up from within Labour’s ranks:
Ed Miliband today faced calls to rerun the London contest to select Labour candidates for European elections after it was branded a union “stitch-up”.
As Labour’s crisis deepened, officials from the Unite and GMB unions were accused of blocking strong party contenders to clear the way for their own preferred candidates…
London activist Michael Rubenstein said today: “There was no mention in Ed’s speech about what happened in the London selection for European elections, but there is a case for rerunning the whole thing, as the election is still around a year away.”