He intervenes to stop the BBC strike, then appoints
a Blairite for shadow chancellor and puts Ed Balls in charge of immigration policy. Johnson, the new shadow chancellor, favours
Alastair Darling's savage cuts agenda. The unions will have to put up a lot more of a fight before they get more than small change for their votes.
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