Union fury at McAlpine Big Ben millions.
Byline: MARK ELLIS
BY MARK ELLIS Industrial Correspondent UNION Unite has backed a call by 60 MPs to strip building firm Sir Robert McAlpine of the contract to restore Big Ben.
Unite said it was "grossly inappropriate" that a company being sued for blacklisting should win a contract worth PS61million.
The Information Commissioner raided the offices of the Consulting Association in 2009 and found a blacklist of 3,000 construction workers.
McAlpine helped found and fund the blacklister.
Howard Beckett, of Unite, said: "It is a stain on our democracy that a firm with a history of blacklisting should be awarded such a contract."
McAlpine has said its links to blacklisting "are firmly in the past".
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