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Labour's 'red rag' to unions


The leader of Britain's biggest union, Unite, has said shadow chancellor Ed Balls' announcement that Labour accepts the government's public sector wage freeze puts the party into conflict with millions of poorly paid public sector workers.

Mehdi Hasan, the New Statesman's senior editor, reflects on the politics of Labour spending policy.

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