The Dear Leader and the Entourage of Enlightenment are clearly not lefty enough for the FBU, who have cut their ties with New Labour, depriving them of £50,000 per annum, or the amount a fireman earns annually in his second, tax-free job.
I can see Labour having the same snags as the Tories, when they leave office. After all those years in power, with lobby groups throwing money at them, the grass-roots membership and fund raising whithers. Come the day of reckoning and they are out on their arrses, they will be a far less attractive investment prospect to the likes of Bernie Ecclestone and many others too numerous to mention. When that happens, it will be back to contributions from the faithfull, many of whom they have royall f*cked off over Iraq, and the Trade Unions, see above.