Friday, 16 October 2009
Mandelson- Strike Breaker
Someone leaked a Post Office PowerPoint presentation to the BBC which tells of their plans to break the CWU. You can find the report here. It now becomes fairly obvious that the dispute is being encouraged by Crozier for his masters, referred to as stakeholders in the presentation. It looks like Crozier is playing the Ian MacGregor role to Mandelson’s Maggie Thatcher. Is this really what the Labour Party is all about now, appeal to the middle-class by beating up workers? How many pickets would you like killed in this one Peter?Labourhome
It looks like the dark Lord of Industrial Death is being pilloried by the 'traditional' Labour Party, resorting to class war and everybody to the picket lines in support of the Post Office as it commits collective suicide.
Believe it or not there is a logical political theory behind this
nihilism (nī`əlĭzəm), theory of revolution popular among Russian extremists until the fall of the czarist government (1917); the theory was given its name by Ivan Turgenev in his novel Fathers and Sons (1861). Nihilism stressed the need to destroy existing economic and social institutions, whatever the projected nature of the better order for which the destruction was to prepare. Nihilists were not without constructive programs, but agreement on these was not essential to the immediate objective, destruction.
I bet Brown wished he had gone for that snap election last year, before expenses, before the implosion of the economy, and before the implosion of his own party.
The problem with the childlike is that if threatened with having their toys taken away from them, they tend to smash them, rather than let anybody else play with them.