Wednesday, 8 June 2022
Reckless and Wanton
But enough about Boris Johnson.
The forthcoming rail strike is to be for nothing more than a pay rise in line with inflation. That is not some wildly militant demand. Wildly militant demands do not inspire 89 per cent votes for strike action on 79 per cent turnouts.
The assault on civil liberties in general and on trade union rights in particular is not distinct from the cost of living crisis. There has never been any bread or butter unless we have fought for it, and there never will be.
Anger against 1970s-style stagflation will find an outlet. The Government will come to wish that that were still 1970s-style trade unionism. Still, at least it knows that it will not be the Labour Party.