Since Lord Adonis condemned the planned British Airways strike by Unite members, it's reported Eric Pickles has written to Gordon Brown demanding he condemns the strike and suspends labour's relationship with Unite. Later it was said that the Prime Minister had already personally intervened by calling on Tony Woodley, the joint general secretary of Unite, to discuss potential solutions.
The labour response to Eric Pickles' comments:
A Labour spokesman retorted: "It is sad the Tories are trying to politicise this issue. They don't understand trade unions."