lots of union members are also members of the Labour party.
You need to understand that large numbers of people get more than one vote in these contests, some people get several. Ed Miliband's campaign advisers have said that the union block votes aren't what really count. They would say that the votes of individual party members and members of affiliated organisations are what count - but then so many union members are also party members.
It all comes out in the wash, in any case. Ed has won.
FE....I can't reach up or look up to it lest I 'tease' it with my walking stick. I hope it'll wander off from my view and find a place to dwell preferably near my combi boiler. Its nothing like the huge one in here the other day - it scared me somewhat rigid.I took off the main pipe and sucked this one into the cleaner. Small ones I can deal with. Big ones scare me.
Why are spiders coming indoors earlier this year?I've seen several hovering around my bungalow.I wish I had some conkers though to keep the little blighters out.
And a very small number get a very large amount of votes indeed.
My interpretation of democracy is along the lines of one person, one vote.
But then again the labour party has never been big on true democracy. It's last leader seemed to get the job on the nod and the wink after none of the rising stars of the party had the courage to stand.