- It was a legal decision which displeased the unions
- Labour suffered directly from it
- Unions charged members 'the political levy'
- It was a small weekly payment on top of normal union subscription
- It was used mainly to provide financial help for labour parliament members (MPs weren't paid salaries)
- Not all union members were supporters
- W.V.Osborne, Liberal and Secretary of Walthamstow branch of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants causing the judgement
- The House of Lords ruled it…