In scenes reminiscent of the 70′s, over one and a half million workers have taken the decision to strike today in protest at the governments plan to allow some public sector workers to retire at 60 … but not others.
Never mind the incompetence of this clearly unfair set of affairs, more strikes look on the horizon, with the threat of a Summer of Discontent looking well on the cards.
As neutered unions finally start to flex their muscles Blair, as ever in times of national discontent, is living it up on holiday, this time in Oz with dodgy old tory and Blair’s good mate, bonzer geezer John Humphreys.
Preferable to facing the rap for the dishonest and possibly illegal ‘loans for a peerage’ scandal, Blair enjoys a few days in the sun where he was quoted as saying “Where the bloody hell am I?” at a recent love in with Humphreys.
Well, not at home where a recent poll showed that his public approval rating is 29%, the lowest of his term so far, whilst a BBC poll found 50% feel Blair should go soon.
Looking increasingly like Thatcher in her dying days, Blair has also admitted that saying he would step down during this term was a mistake. Clinging to the straw of power like a drowning rat, Blair’s natural arrogance came to the fore when he described anti-american sentiment as ‘madness’, presumably in an effort to trash what little support he has left, as well as set himself up nicely to grasp onto Clinton’s coat-tails on the lucrative after dinner speeches market in the US.
Piling on the pressure the New York Times has released yet another memo showing that Bush was set on the path of war even if he failed to win a UN resolution, and whether or not UN arms inspectors found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq … of which Blair seemingly was well aware … ‘cos Bush told him.
Meanwhile back in Blighty wannabe terrorist Guido reports the sound of sharpening knives at a meeting of the PLP last night where MP Jon Trickett (who?) suggested to the NEC to think about “that the timing and process for the election of a new leader” adding “The party has to come first”.
Several stalking horses are coming out of the shadows to stand against Blair as leader including John Austin and has been actress Glenda (turn up to the opening of an envelope) Jackson.
Meanwhile smug old Brown looks on, seemingly ignorant of the growing unrest bordering on rage within the unions, the threatening economic downturn, rising unemployment and the war without end in Iraq.
Whilst over in the other camp Cameron does little but smile sweetly, says now’t and waits, knowing it’s only a matter of time before the whole sorry charade comes crashing down plunging the labour party into yet another ten years of splits, divisions and all out nastiness.
Far from united the policy-less tories will more than likely be on the ascendance soon, and will no doubt rally round fresh faced Cameron, knowing he will leave showing his true blue thatcherite instincts until elected.
Whilst a conservative government will almost certainly be a disaster for the poor and dispossessed, it may give the radical left the teeth it needs to start to have a proper scrap with the state rather than playing trotsky-ite politics round the edges as at present.
the void says fuck ‘em all, whilst the so called left and the so called right rip ‘em selves apart at the ballot box, and the trots continue to march on the road to nowhere, anarchists UK wide organise, discuss, network and wait.
Let them tear themselves limb from limb in an orgy of public humiliation ‘cos it’s only a matter of time before people wake up to the fact that we no longer need this sorry shower of power hungry dipsticks and start to take back power ourselves, in the community, the workplace and in our lives.
meanwhile bets are being taken on who will be Blair’s ‘Douglas Hurd’, the void’s got it’s money on this guy, without a principle in his lardy body, he’s sure to be the first to jump ship and put the boot in when he realises Blair’s days are numbered.