McCluskey hits back at Cameron over PMQs jibes

Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey has hit out at David Cameron over his jibes about Unite today, accusing the Prime Minister of misusing his office and PMQs to indulge in shameful cheap political shots. McCluskey also used the opportunity to reaffirm his support for Ed Miliband, saying that “There can be absolutely no question about who runs the Labour party: it is Ed Miliband and he has my full support”:

David Cameron showed today that he has nothing to say to the people of this country who are suffering because of his government’s shambolic handling of the economy.

“He dismissed questions on food banks in order to point score and cheapened the office of prime minister by signalling loudly and clearly that he does not care about people’s real worries.

“He may have an obsession with me and Unite the union, but I can assure him it’s one that is not shared by the one million young people stuck on the dole, or at the food banks turning people away or among the patients being treated in hospital corridors.

“He also reminded the millions of trade unionists in this country that they are not welcome in the Conservative party, and indeed that they hold trade union members in contempt.

“There can be absolutely no question about who runs the Labour party: it is Ed Miliband and he has my full support. Yes, there may be issues we disagree on, that is allowed in a democratic party, but Unite is fully behind Ed Miliband and after today’s performance by Cameron the sooner he is prime minister the better.”

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