Thursday, March 18, 2010

Chickens coming home to roost.

To be honest I'm a little amazed by the trade union movement in recent weeks, Labour were clawing their way back into contention over the election, they'd had a propaganda coup with Lord Ashcroft (whatever the real truth of the matter) because some people can't tell the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion. Cameron was (and is) appearing to be a very weak leader with no real fire in his gut to deal with the issues that are important to the public even going out of his way to drop cast iron promises in his rush to avoid controversy. Nor despite the most hated and reviled government in centuries have the Tories managed to hit the back of the net with an open goal in front of them, appearing to want to be more blue Labour than Conservatives.
Fortunately when it comes to having the odd mad relative that nobody talks about Labour are second to none. They have their union backers (and owners) ready willing and able to drop them right in it just before a general election. And there's nothing Labour can do except grit their teeth and accept it despite the savaging they know they're going to get over it. Might even cost them the election, probably will.

GORDON Brown was last night dragged into a raging political firestorm over Labour’s links with trade union militants.
The Prime Minister faced embarrassment when it emerged that the salary and pension of one of his key aides is funded entirely by Unite, the union embroiled in the British Airways dispute.
And the row intensified when Unite’s political director Charlie Whelan openly intervened in the run up to the election by declaring: “We want a Labour government.”
 Well done Charlie Whelan, you might just have managed to pluck defeat from the jaws of victory with that little gem. People like me (who actually go out and vote) remember what the 70's were like with little tinpot Stalin's like you and Bob Crowe (RMT) about. We remember the beer and sandwich talks in Downing Street as you held the country to ransom. We also remember the bitter cost of putting the unions back in their place when it went too far and destroyed our manufacturing base because your lot couldn't be trusted not to strike over the quality of the loo paper. We used to have a deep mining coal industry one that today could be producing enough clean coal to power our nation. But no, you got greedy, you has a political agenda and you ended up wrecking the country.

People like me remember this, which is why you may have cost labour the election.

Well done that man.

2 annotations:

James Higham said...

Can't make a silk purse ....

Furor Teutonicus said...

Wonder who's side Whelan really is on?