United Kingdom: Unite has links to companies investigated for bribery

Britain’s most powerful trade union gave multimillion-pound contracts to a company whose owner is under criminal investigation for alleged bribery, it is revealed today.

Construction projects across Britain were awarded by Unite to the Flanagan Group, a Liverpool company run by an associate of Len McCluskey, the union’s general secretary.

The Flanagan Group is under investigation by Merseyside police in connection with Operation Aloft, a long-running inquiry into the sale of council-owned land in Liverpool to developers. Paul Flanagan, head of the group, was arrested in September on suspicion of conspiracy to commit bribery.

The original full article can be found at thetimes.co.uk

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