Miliband: McCluskey's smear claims are 'total nonsense'

Labour leader Ed Miliband said Unite general secretary Len McCluskey's claims that the trade union was the victim of a "smear campaign" were "total nonsense".

He added that Mr McCluskey should not be "defending this kind of machine politics" when referring to the Falkirk selection controversy.

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Labour campaign spending cap

Labour is to impose a spending cap on selection campaigns as part of a "significant change" in its relations with trade unions, Harriet Harman said.