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In what could turn out to be a significant turn of events, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey fired an angry broadside last week at Labour leader Ed Miliband, taking issue with Miliband’s recent support for a public-sector pay-freeze. After twenty years of uncritical support by trade-union leaders for the right-wing Labour leadership, such a missive is certainly welcome. It has also helped reopen the debate about the relationship between the Labour Party and the trade unions.