Monday, 6 June 2011
Coalition end drought - and strikes.
What with the euphoria over the inch or more of rain that fell on the allotment overnight, combined with the concern about what effect that rain will have on a very exciting Sri Lanka Test at Lords, I could have missed the news that Vince Cable is about to warn unions that strike action as a response to government spending cuts could well result in further anti-strike legislation. Union leaders will be wanting to make the appropriate radical noises on the one hand while keeping a weather eye out for their future careers and convincing all and sundry of their reasonableness on the other. Meanwhile a spectre is haunting the land and it's not Blue Labour. No, the spectre is a militant working class who will not be fooled by union bosses, city slickers or politicians of any variety but who are prepared to make their own history. As yet they remain just that, a spectre. A growth spurt from me brassicas and an England victory at Lords will have to suffice for now.