Last week I attended the Committee meeting of the excellent Friends of Walkden Station (FOWS). They are doing some excellent work and have arranged a public meeting to discuss rail issues in Walkden.
The FOWS public meeting will be held on Tuesday 2nd October at Walkden Royal British Legion on Wilfred Road, starting at 7.30pm. It would be great to see a good turnout.
There’s a must-read article on ConservativeHome about Trade Union funding for the Labour Party.
At the TUC Conference Gordon Brown announced that a further £2.8 million of taxpayers’ money would be bunged to the Unions. This brings the total for the “Union Modernisation Fund” to almost £10 million. Meanwhile – and I’m sure by complete coincidence – the Unions fund the Labour Party to the tune of £17 million per annum.
Perhaps if they donated less money to the Labour Party they wouldn’t need £10 million in spurious “modernisation” money from the taxpayers’ pocket?
To end on a local note, the Labour Party across the City of Salford has received over £12000 in Union donations since 2001. Your Conservative literature is paid for and delivered by local volunteers, and not by the taxpayer or the trade unions.