Tory MP attacks Unite after receiving thousands from British Airways


12:43 pm - March 18th 2010

by Don Paskini    


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It is hardly news that Tory MPs attack unions or pocket freebies from employers – it is in their nature to do so. But if I were a Tory MP who regularly enjoyed flight upgrades on his frequent Washington trips from British Airways, I’m not sure I would have the gall to attack union leaders for ‘hypocrisy’.

Dave Semple has the details:

Mark Pritchard spoke out in Parliament on Tuesday to attack the Unite union:

“Does the Minister believe that the union leaders behind the BA strike should set an example and forgo some of their £150,000-a-year pay packets? Is not that another example of the arch hypocrisy at the very top of the Unite union?”

Most of the Labourites reading this just mentally yawned. Union leaders are not “behind” the BA strike; thanks to Tory legislation we now have not one but two polls reinforcing the extent to which BASSA members support a strike. Both established an easy majority with room to spare.

There’s also the fairly straightforward issue of Unite leaders criticising BA management’s salaries and bonuses – which have been paid despite the company facing significant losses of hundreds of millions of pounds. Unions aren’t seeking to pare down the wages of their employees to cover a hole in finances caused by management.

Certainly there’s a point to be made that Union leaders are too insulated from their members – I am a firm supporter of the idea of an “average skilled workers’ wage” for MPs and leaders of the labour movement. This is not the point Mark Pritchard, a Conservative MP is going for and…oh, wait? What’s this?

In recent years Mark Pritchard has regularly enjoyed flight upgrades on his frequent Washington trips, up from economy plus to business class. On one occasion BA’s generosity extended to include Mr Pritchard’s wife, who was also granted an upgrade to business class. BA business class flights to Washington cost over £2,000 single. Unite estimates then, that in the past few years Mr Pritchard has benefited to the tune of £15,000 in flights – more than a cabin crew member at Gatwick earns in a year.

Now the source for this a press release from Unite, so the amount is probably less than £15,000 – all I could find in the member’s register of interests was a 2008 flight upgrade worth about £2000, but the point is the same. Still, if one is prepared to level accusations of hypocrisy, especially when the Tories have been making a song and dance about Union money in the Labour Party, one really should make sure one is whiter than white.

Mark Pritchard isn’t.

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1. Grumpy Old Man

It is standard everyday practice with all major airlines to upgrade frequent flyers when seats are available. I as the spouse of a frequent flyer once and most memorably got bumped from business to first class crossing the Pond, an experience made even more memorable by the cabincrew’s determination to ensure I enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Before giving the Politics of Envy a full airing, why not check the story? If Mark is a frequent flyer, there is no case to answer except that of your sloppy journalism , aggravated by institutionalised left-wing meaness of spirit. If Mark is not a frequent flyer, you may have a story with legs.

2. Luis Enrique

Are union bosses really paid £150,000?

I presume that any Labour MP sponsored by Unite who speaks up for the strikers will also receive criticism here? Because I am forced to ask what would be the practical difference, even if this is not a frequent flier bonus?

Quick google puts Tony Woodley on £122,000, Dave Prentis on £89,000 and a Unite EC statement says Derek Simpson’s wages are “under £100,000”, whatever that means.

Did he actually receive a penny?
No, although he enjoyed a more comfortable flight because, HAVING PAID FOR his economy class ticket, he was allocated an empty seat in business class, and BA didn’t lose a penny because the seat was unsold. At the end of the flight they threw away one more uneaten economy class meal and one less business class.
Dave Semple is obsessed with attacking his “class enemies” but as a Liberal, you are expected to think rather than recycle inaccurate smears.

Tory MP attacks Unite after receiving thousands from British Airways

If you could make a plausible case that there was any connection whatever between the two events or that there was any whiff of corruption this would be a little stronger.

As it is, “Tory MP Attacks Unite After Eating His Lunch” would have done just as well.

“I presume that any Labour MP sponsored by Unite who speaks up for the strikers will also receive criticism here”

I think the point is that Labour MPs sponsored by Unite who speak up for the strikers ARE being criticised by the Tories for doing so, despite the fact that the Tories are happy to take freebies off BA (and MPs have historically been treated differently by BA to other passengers, whether frequent or not) and speak up for the employer.

The issue isn’t Tory corruption, it’s Tory hypocrisy.

(Though I also wonder whether Pritchard should have declared an interest if speaking on BA in Parliament.)

@Grumpy Old Man

“It is standard everyday practice with all major airlines to upgrade frequent flyers when seats are available.”

No it isn’t. As a frequent flyer across the pond myself, I have never been upgraded as an “everyday practice” even in the case of economy being crammed full and business class with empty seats.

I usually travel alone, which makes me a prime candidate to be moved around the plane. I don’t mind, since when I do travel with my family I appreciate how important it is to be with your children. The only time I was ever upgraded was a couple of years back when the plane was so full that I was moved from Coach to First Class on the strict understanding that I didn’t mention the move. It was nice there. But the move was unusual.

It is not an “everyday practice”, in fact for frequent economy flyers you feel the opposite is the case especially when you sit in the departure lounge and the check-in staff tell you that if there aren’t volunteers to take another flight instead of the flight that they have overbooked they will have to arbitrarily remove passengers, and you, who have given them repeated business, are not immune.

Airlines upgrade MPs for a reason. Even if the respective MP reckons he would’ve made these comments without the upgrades, can we honestly imagine that the experience of being given repeated upgrades has not gradually formed an impression in his mind that BA are a helpful, reasonable, well-managed company? Wouldn’t that in turn mean he’s more likely to think they are acting reasonably rather than UNITE acting reasonably and BA acting unreasonably?

In my opinion, MPs should refuse upgrades even if they make no financial difference to airline or taxpayer.

Nick,

“I think the point is that Labour MPs sponsored by Unite who speak up for the strikers ARE being criticised by the Tories for doing so, despite the fact that the Tories are happy to take freebies off BA (and MPs have historically been treated differently by BA to other passengers, whether frequent or not) and speak up for the employer.”

Yes, but this site is not full of Conservatives, so is not criticising those Labour MPs. We expect MPs to be politically biased, but this site is not aligned to a party, so I was questioning whether they might not pick up the vested interests on both sides (and I am aware the site is likely to be more sympathetic to the union – for what it is worth, I support their right to strike if they want to do so).

“The issue isn’t Tory corruption, it’s Tory hypocrisy.”

Erm, I think the Conservative attack is actually on Unite’s funding of the Labour party, not individual MPs. If British Airways funded the Conservative Party, the cases would be more equal and hypocricy would be a fair accusation. The question of individual Labour MPs funding was raised by me, here, not by a Conservative MP or party spokesman.

“Erm, I think the Conservative attack is actually on Unite’s funding of the Labour party, not individual MPs.”

You may think that – but you would be wrong.

“The question of individual Labour MPs funding was raised by me, here, not by a Conservative MP or party spokesman.”

Except by, say, Michael Gove at the official launch of the the Tories’ rather absurd dossier “Charlie Whelan’s New Militant Tendency”, which spends several pages on every Labour MP whose CLP is sponsored by Unite, or who is a member of Unite, as well as every PPC.

(Though it’s extremely poorly researched, so wrongly lists some and misses out others – but that is rather by the by.)

“You may think that – but you would be wrong.”

Nick, how could you not have finished with “but I couldn’t possibly comment”, rather than saying I’m wrong. Although since the Conservative report in question is aimed at showing Unite fund and influence the Labour party to a greater extent than simply through the headline financial donations, listing the MPs (even if wrongly) was kind of necessary – we all hate figures without evidence after all.

The Conservatives are going after Labour’s Unite link, which will involve indentifying all links. Labour could equally well go after the Conservative’s British Airways links (although I suspect British Airways have been more inclined to Labour over the last decade), but clearly haven’t found one yet. My basic point was that to criticise Mr Pritchard for speaking on this issue, one also has to criticise any Labour MP with Unite funding.

Incidentally, since it is MPs period who may get special treatment by British Airways, have any Labour MPs sponsored by Unite received this? That would be a real conflict of interests…

Since upgrades are decided by the cabin crew on the flight who are mostly members of Unite rather than Willie Walsh in his office, shouldn’t the discussion be about the rank ingratitude of Mr Pritchard in attacking the union?
Maybe not, he suggested the union bosses might volunteer for a pay cut which might leave a little more in the pockets of hardworking union members.
Looking at this I realise that Dave Semple is quoting pay for Virgin, not BA, cabin crew – The Times says that BA cabin crew average £29,900 per annum including bonuses and allowances, against £14,400 for Virgin Atlantic. Unite is planning to strike against the airline that pays top rates to cabin crew to prevent their pay falling to just over TWICE the market rate rather than trying to raise pay at those airlines that pay less.
Does this make economic sense? Does it look like a political gimmick? Will Charlie Whelan’s pal look good if he intervenes to stop a pointless strike?

“The Conservatives are going after Labour’s Unite link, which will involve identifying all links.”

Just now you said that they had not raised individual Labour MPs’ links with Unite. I am pointing out that they have.

“My basic point was that to criticise Mr Pritchard for speaking on this issue, one also has to criticise any Labour MP with Unite funding.”

The criticism is that it is somewhat hypocritical of the Tories to pretend that there is something inherently corrupt in Unite’s relationship with Labour MPs, while being quite happy to take freebies off BA, then mouth off about the strike without mentioning it.

Though it is of course slightly different as Pritchard has personally benefited from BA, whereas Labour MPs who are Unite members only pay the union money, not vice versa.

Oh, and I beg your pardon for my choice of phrase.

“You might very well think that, but I couldn’t possibly comment…”

Typical tory. These people have the morals of an alley cat.

As long as it is private money anything goes. The hypocrisy stinks, but then so do most tories when it comes to finance. Perhaps tory MPS should give back any tax payers money of the same value once they get donations from private companies. After all ,people on benefits have to give back money if they get a part time job, and I see no difference between people on benefits and tory Mps scrounging off the state.

@16 Sally
Try reading the post first. Even Dave Semple (he of the “class enemies” obsession) doesn’t say Mr Pritchard received any money from BA.
I have never seen anything to suggest that Mr Pritchard (or any Tory MP since the late Alan Clarke) has the “morals of an alley cat” – that would be a description of your Labour-supporting namesake, with a number of current and former Labour MPs as also-rans. Your vitriol is misplaced and off-topic.
On the finance question, any Tory MP who gets paid by outside interests for consultancy work or as a non-executive director or for speaking engagements pays tax on his/her earnings – in at least one case the tax exceeds his parliamentary salary. May I ask why you don’t think Labour and LibDem MPs should pay back any money? Scrounging off the state would be more appositely applied to those who do not work when they could (and I know some who cannot because Brown’s economic policies have wrecked a large portion of our manufacturing industry) or who have moved from state-funded education to party-political adviser inside the Civil Service paid by the taxpayer to Labour MP blocking state funding for future undergraduates while doubling tax-free allowances for Labour MPs.
Those on benefits – whose fault is it that 5.1 million people are on out-of-work benefits while a record number are “economically inactive”, mostly because they have given uplooking for jobs that aren’t there? Could it be that Gordon Brown abolished “boom and bust” by replacing it with “bubble and bust”?

@8 Richard Blogger
“It is standard everyday practice with all major airlines to upgrade frequent flyers when seats are available.”

No it isn’t. As a frequent flyer across the pond myself, I have never been upgraded as an “everyday practice” even in the case of economy being crammed full and business class with empty seats.

That is probably because you are more objectionable than Grumpy Old Man. Your suggestion that airlines would “bump” passengers rather than upgrade them when there are seats available reflects either your own ignorance of the law of contract or your assumption that the rest of us are stupid. Anyone who is bumped can claim compensation which can be quite expensive for the airline. In the days when I was a fairly, but not very, frequent business flyer – before New Labour destroyed my ex-employer’s business in emerging economies – I was taught that there were standard practices for frequent flyers to ask for upgrades when there were empty first-class or business-class seats – however these depended on the goodwill of check-in and/or cabin staff so frequent flyers with bad reputations will be the last people offered an upgrade.

@17

Could it be that Gordon Brown abolished “boom and bust” by replacing it with “bubble and bust”?

Yeah, because there were no bubbles before Brown were there?

@19 Mr Pill
Gordon helped to create two bubbles (and co-operated in a third) in ten years as Chancellor.
Academic works on bubbles suggest a normal frequency of one a generation or one a century (depending on which economic theory the academic treatise is supporting), but not one every three or four years.
The Wilson-Jenkins property boom in 1968-70 (whose bust led to a tertiary banking crisis that the BoE controlled without a run on any UK bank in contrast to the FSA’s performance) was not described as a “bubble”.
Do you sell tulip bulbs?
We are now in by far the worst bust since the 1930s. When we have to pay back the trillions of debt run up in the Brown years to generate a “feel-good factor” while actual GDP growth was at a post-war low, things will feel a damn sight worse.

@20

Funny then, how few free-market economists pointed out Brown’s failings in the Years of Plenty; indeed the Right-wing used to say that despite Labour policy on just about anything, Brown was a good chancellor. The Left usually said otherwise – for Brown was following Conservative (or neo-Liberal/Thatcherite) policy. And I don’t remember anyone seeing the recession coming – with the exception of uberMarxists who see the collapse of capitalism around every corner (and Nassim Taleb, admittedly in the context of his superb treatise The Black Swan).

Oh not that old tory chestnut again.

Could you tell me when Brown was running the American economy? If you could provide dates as to when he was jumping on an aeroplane and going to the US to run Lehman’s and AIG, and all the other American banks that have gone tits up. Also, could you give the dates as to when he was running the Irish economy and the Iceland banking system, just so that we can see all the booms he created.

Or maybe you would like to tell us about how Cameron was saying we should deregulate are banking system evem more than Brown did. Which ws the tory position in the boom.

I am not an “economist” although I have passed several Economics exams (every one that I have taken) nor am I particularly right-wing – inside-right would be a better analogy – but I take great exception to Mr Pill’s lies. I was pointing out that Brown was a damagingly bad Chancellor after his first budget (the windfall levy which got a short-term benefit but increased the return that every company wanted for providing water gas or electricity in the UK and the raid on Pension funds that created a substantial deficit in every law-abiding private sector pension fund), then at his wrecking of the NHS by fixing its budget at the levels proposed by Ken Clark followed by raising nurses pay without giving the NHS any more money so that it was forced to cut the number of nurses and then periodically employ some of the otherwise unemployed nurses through private sector employment agencies to fill random gaps caused by random illnesses, maternity leave etc at a higher cost creating a worse funds shortfall and so on, and the gesture politics on generic prescribing that raised the NHS drugs bill and transferred jobs to third countries. New Labour is now claiming a success in reducing the waiting list since 1999 – but no data relative to 1996! Why? Because waiting lists soared thanks to Brown’s stupidity.
Of course I saw the recession coming and I am on record as doing so. I am not stupid. Mr Pill seems to assume that I am and so is everyone else. Nassim Taleb is an excellent salesman but his grasp of statistics is feeble.
Mr Pill is making claims based on his failure to read sound analysis which did not suit his political views. I can do without his insolent insults.
This is not even relevant to Don Paskini’s original post – please can the moderator get this thread back on line or suppress the more offensive trolls?

@Sally 22
What old Tory chestnut?
Oh, you mean “read the post”?
Yes it does help if you are talking about the same question as everybody else rather than something in your alternative universe!
I am talking about Brown’s destruction of the UK economy and particularly the record-breaking fall in manufacturing, the record levels of public and private sector indebtedness. I have not raised the subject of his encouraging a lower level of supervision internationally of the financial system, particularly Hedge Funds, because that is not actually pertinent to Dave Semple’s attack on a Conservative MP because some member(s) gave him an upgrade from economy to business class on a BA flight when there were empty seats in Business class. I fail to see its relevance. Maybe your last name is Einstein or Hawkins and you can enlighten me as to the connection?
On Iceland – why did he use the Anti-terrorism Act to seize the assets of the Guernsey and Isle of Man branches of Singer & Friedlander? Somerled replaced the Vikings as Lord of Man more than 800 years ago, and to categorise Guernsey as a home of terrorists implies a sad failure to understand the origin and character of William’s mercenary army in 1066 – the liegemen from Brittany and the Channel Islands were, at least relatively, civilised in contrast to the mercenaries that he recruited from across western Europe.

@23

Of course I saw the recession coming and I am on record as doing so.

Well of course you did. Shame about, er, every major economy in the world eh?

Mr Pill is making claims based on his failure to read sound analysis which did not suit his political views.

Am I? Where? Any claims I’ve made are based on what I’ve read over the past 10-15 years in papers, journals and books. Maybe not the same ones you’ve been using, and I’ve not got any economics exam results to brag about, alas.

I can do without his insolent insults.

Bit touchy, ain’tcha? I’ve insulted no-one – it’s not my style – as far as I can tell I pointed out that there have been economic bubbles in the past, and you got on your high horse using the old Blame Brown for Everything meme that’s been doing the rounds since the free-market shit so royally hit the fan.

This is not even relevant to Don Paskini’s original post

Well, quite. You brought it up 😉 You can’t drag a comment thread off topic (as you with your last sentence of @17) and then moan when others pick you up on it.

Overandout.

Oh and @23 (again)

[…] but I take great exception to Mr Pill’s lies.

Now that is an insult, sir. Whatever happened to the assumption of good faith?

@26
Right-wing used to say that despite Labour policy on just about anything, Brown was a good chancellor.
I regard that as an insult
Maybe you don’t, maybe you think that it’s not insulting to say that we lied about the most important influence on UK economic policy.
If so, that is your opinion but mine is that to condemn us for failing to do something that we needed to do and we actually DID is insulting; “insolent” is merely my opinion based on how you phrased your condemnation of my alleged inactions despite my having, in reality, acted in the way that you condemn me for not acting. [for those with a specialism in epistemology – I did it and I object to him saying I did not when it was obvious that I should]
Yeah, that’s what happened to the assumption of good faith! If you are acting in good faith you should look at research that predicted the dotcom bubble would burst and that the housing bubble was unsustainable (it hasn’t burst yet because we have negative real interest rates but it will), that the debt bubble must burst (the CAB say that its clients will, on average, take 67 years to pay off their debts under a Debt Management Plan – that is one that freezes the debt and stops interest rolling up).
Lots of people saw the recession coming – the goldbugs were the most vocal which tended to hush the rational centre who did not want to be associated with the rational goldbugs (a few of whom were less rational). A majority of free market economists saw the recession coming – I have to admit that I was not nearly as forthright as Ron Paul (who will never be mentioned again by academic economists as he was right when GWB and they were both wrong) – that does not mean that I support his politics, just that I can recognise when an opponent is occasionally correct.

London, England (CNN) — After years of treating them like royalty, British Airways is asking the super-elite travelers who carry its Premier card for a little love in return.

Bracing for the first of two planned strikes by its unionized cabin crews, the airline e-mailed its roughly 1,200 Premier cardholders Wednesday asking for help protecting its reputation in the weeks ahead.

“We would like to call on you, as an invited Premier cardholder, to be an ambassador for the British Airways brand where you can,” reads the e-mail. “Your support as a leader within your field would be invaluable to us during this difficult time. We simply ask that you continue to use your considerable influence to support our business.”

No quid pro quo there then obviously.

Let’s take your comments one by one
“Of course I saw the recession coming and I am on record as doing so.

Well of course you did. Shame about, er, every major economy in the world eh?”

Is Australia not a major economy? Is Russia? Is Japan?
Most Finance ministers do not publish gloom and doom forecasts because such forecasts can be self-fulfilling

” Mr Pill is making claims based on his failure to read sound analysis which did not suit his political views.

Am I? Where? Any claims I’ve made are based on what I’ve read over the past 10-15 years in papers, journals and books. Maybe not the same ones you’ve been using, and I’ve not got any economics exam results to brag about, alas.”

I have stated that I have written articles – he says he has not read them. Whoe fault is that?
OK – if I was a salesman, then more people would read what I wrote but to condemn me for not writing stuff just because he hasn’t got round to reading reports and papers aimed at people with a higher level of understanding than his is, in my opinion, insolent

” I can do without his insolent insults.

Bit touchy, ain’tcha? I’ve insulted no-one – it’s not my style – as far as I can tell I pointed out that there have been economic bubbles in the past, and you got on your high horse using the old Blame Brown for Everything meme that’s been doing the rounds since the free-market shit so royally hit the fan.

Yes, you have. You have claimed I only started criticising after the disaster became obvious – that is an insult. I could do sums when I was four. AS I SAID there have been bubbles in the past but they have been one a century not three in a dozen years ”

I do not blame Brown for everything – there is no need – wrecking the NHS, UK manufacturing, financial supervision and DB Pension schemes is enough to keep any critic busy for years

” This is not even relevant to Don Paskini’s original post

Well, quite. You brought it up 😉 You can’t drag a comment thread off topic (as you with your last sentence of @17) and then moan when others pick you up on it”

Bullshit – I did not bring it up. In case you failed to read my comment in 17 it was a response to Sally @16. I did NOT drag the thread off-topic – I have actually asked for the moderator to bring it back on-topic

Next time, can you skip the bits that just require me to repeat facts to rebut them? I do have to earn a living so wasting time on repeating things that have already been said is irritating and expensive.

Well done, Jimmy
A rational comment about BA
Makes a pleasant change for those of us who view BA as the lesser of two evils rather than heaven or the seventh circle of Hell

31. Grumpy Old Man

John 77@18
Dear John. I take grave exception to the idea that I am less objectionable than Richard Blogger. I’ve been banned from DT comments by the Barclay Bros for being dismissive of their Leftie 5th column!
Suffice to say that Richard Blogger’s reply to my blog leads me to believe that either he lives in that parallel universe inhabited by so many of the Left, that he doesn’t understand the system for rewarding frequent flyers, or that your presumption that he is as anti-social as his party leader is correct.

“I do have to earn a living so wasting time on repeating things that have already been said is irritating and expensive.”

This is officially my favourite comment ever on Liberal Conspiracy.


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