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The return of Charlie Whelan

BA workers' plans to strike have once again drawn attention to the links between Labour and Unite. The union is a hugely powerful political force, bankrolling Labour to the tune of �11m since 2007 and setting its members to work, drumming up votes in marginal seats. At the centre of the operation is Unite's political director, Charlie Whelan. Political correspondent Reeta Chakrabarti reports on the re-emergence of Gordon Brown's former spin-doctor.


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