We should reform and the report that was drawn up and presented by Hayden Phillips after a great deal of thought and inquiry and consultation with the parties I thought was right, and I'm sorry that it hasn't been followed through by the government, and I would like to see the opposition parties engaging with it. Of course their complaint will be that if they accept caps on donations, they will want some alteration of the rules as they apply to trade unions. Without calling into question the historical link between the trade unions and Labour, I think it is reasonable for other parties to say there has to be some revision, some adjustment to the rules which apply to trade unions, if you are not going to do that you are not going to get buy-in from the parties into other changes in the rules which you certainly need... I'm not going to sign up to a specific cap because I really do not know enough about the issue. The principle that I'm describing I think is right - that is that if we are going to ask other parties for changes in rules and revisions which are going to have an impact on their funding, then we in the Labour party have got to accept that there will be some impact on the trade unions.
That should win him a few more enemies in the Labour Party.