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Britain's Labour Leader Further Reduces Union Ties

So the name of the party will be purely ironic from now on?
Britain's Labour Leader Further Reduces Union Ties
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Via AFP:

The leader of Britain's opposition Labour party, Ed Miliband, revealed plans on Saturday to further reduce the influence of trade unions on the party.

He wants to change the way Labour leaders are elected by ending block voting by the unions -- a system that secured his own narrow victory over his brother in 2010.

The current electoral college system gives a third of the votes each to the unions, party members, and elected members of the British and European parliaments.

Miliband proposes to scrap this and give every member of the centre-left party a direct vote for a new leader.


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