Unite EC have nominated Ed Milliband as their preferred leader of the Labour Party. They will be recommending the one million members of Unite who are eligible to vote in the leadership election to vote for Ed.
The Joint General Secretaries issued a statement which reads:
"We believe that Ed Miliband is the best candidate to reconnect Labour with the concerns of ordinary working people and to take the fight to the disastrous Con-Dem coalition.”
We can only presume that the decision of the EC, which followed a recommendation from the National Political Committee has been influenced by a presumption that Unite can influence Ed Milliband into campaigning for issues that are at the heart of Unite's policy.
Let's not forget that delegates at Unite's Policy Conference voted for the repeal of Anti-Trade Union Laws as well as the Nationalisation of UK Steel Industry.
How about it Ed?