TUC: Trade union money is 'most honest' in politics

Lobbying reforms have caused a political storm in Westminster, with Labour accusing the Prime Minister of undermining the party's trade union support.

Paul Novak, TUC Assistant General Secretary Credit: Daybreak

Speaking to Daybreak, TUC Assistant General Secretary Paul Novak said: "The Government is using this in a cheap cynical way to score points against the trade unions and the six and half a million people that we represent.

"We think that the trade union money that is in politics, the resources that we put into politics", he added. "That's the most honest money in politics."

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