Is Harriet breaking ranks?
The prospect of Darling doing the Tories dirty work by starting cuts in the public sector needs further clarification. He may argue that front line services wont be affected or the government priority areas in Health and Education will remain untouched but when you start alomng this rocky road you are bound to open yourself up to pressures from the CBI and other business influences who seek the complete carve up of the public sector.
The STUC conference is proving to be a good barometer to the strength of feeling in fighting for well funded Public Services.
Likewise Unison members are being guided to the most effective way to defend services in the NHS.