Labour Dealt Election Blow After Major Donor Storms Out

The Labour Party may not be soaring ahead of the competition as the polls suggest after union leaders storm out of a meeting regarding the Party’s manifesto on workers’ rights.

Labour Party’s Manifesto Blow

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The Labour Party has been dealt a major blow after releasing its election manifesto.

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been pushing the idea that the Labour Party “Has no plan” on the public for many months, which gave Labour an opportunity. 

Sir Starmer’s Opportunity

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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer eyed an opportunity to release the manifesto early, in order to prove to the country that it does indeed have a “plan.”

Labour’s Allies Skeptical of Plan

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However, now that the manifesto has been released, some of the Party’s most trusted organisations have expressed reservations

Labour’s History at Risk

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Labour is historically connected with the country’s working Unions, and one major allied donor is Unite, although this year will be different.

Unite Refuses Labour Endorsement

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After the manifesto was released, Labour’s largest donor, Unite, refused to endorse it, which dealt a huge blow to the Party’s fundraising campaign.

Unite’s History With Labour

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In 2019, Unite donated £3 million to Labour’s campaign despite the Party losing to the Tories. The decision not to endorse the manifesto came as a shock to many.

Unite Sticks to Its Guns

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According to reports, Unite were largely happy with the manifesto, although one important policy meant that the union simply couldn’t endorse it.

“Hire and Fire” Policy a Factor

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The Labour manifesto’s “hire and fire” policy was too important for Unite to ignore, causing a stir among union leaders and resulting in the organisation’s backing out.

Employment Concerns Prompt Unite’s U-Turn

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Zero-hour contracts are a major concern for unions, with Unite arguing that it could not endorse Labour’s manifesto unless the Party made a huge change.

Unite Calls to End Zero-Hour Contracts

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Unite called on Labour to completely abolish zero-hour contracts or face losing them as donors, but Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer backed his Party’s plan.

Backing Labour’s Manifesto

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Sir Starmer insisted that the Party’s manifesto was “a very good package for working people,” which is the Party’s number one voting target.

Manifesto Levels up Rights, According to Starmer

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Starmer claimed that the manifesto is “the biggest levelling up of rights at work for a very, very long time” before describing the policies.

Focusing on Economic Growth

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Starmer insisted the policies are about “the respect and dignity” that “everyone should have at work. But it’s also crucial to our plan for growth.”

Breaking away From Old Stereotypes

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Labour has been insisting for months that the Party has now changed from its old reputation of economic mayhem and anti-semitic behaviour.

A Changed Labour

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Sir Starmer has repeatedly insisted that “this is a changed Labour Party” while recognising the mistakes of the past.

Unions Leave Meeting with Discontent

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Now concerns arise that Labour has changed not for the better, as union leaders left a meeting with Labour Ministers feeling unenthusiastic about the future.

Labour Accused of Having Tory Policies

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One union, Momentum, issued a statement that compared the new Labour Party to the Tories, accusing them of having similar policies on workers’ rights.

Kicking out Tory Policies

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A union spokesperson insisted, “We need to kick out not just the Tories but Tory policies as well.”

Election Concerns After Union Unrest

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A lack of cohesion with unions could affect Party fundraising and, potentially, votes ahead of the July 4 election.

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