A meeting of the Unite union executive has decided to cut its affiliation money to the Labour Party by about 10%, BBC Newsnight understands.
Unite is the Labour Party’s single biggest donor, providing the party with millions in funding every year.
But there is anger in the union about Labour’s direction under Sir Keir Starmer with a source saying he and his inner team were “just not listening”.
The Labour Party has so far not commented on the decision.
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Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite, was a major ally of the former Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and is a stalwart of the party’s Left.
Ahead of the meeting of Unite’s executive, he told Newsnight another cut in funding might happen if