By Peter Hoskin
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Yes, you did read that right. “Ed Miliband to explore historic break with trade unions.” That’s really what the Guardian headline says.
But, below that headline, the truth of the story is a little murkier. Apparently, “Miliband has made no decisions on whether to break Labour’s links with the trade unions.” And the idea that he should seems to have emerged from the shadows rather than from the Labour leader’s office. One “former Cabinet minister” tells the paper that “we need to have a commission that looks at the union link”.
And it gets murkier still when you consider a tweet that LBC Radio published earlier this morning. Turns out that, with the fires raging around him, Miliband took time to call Ken Livingstone – yes, Ken Livingstone – yesterday: