I really, really haven't had the time to do much blogging lately so I thought I would comment over recent events in what will be my 400th blog!!
Firstly I will get the smelly slime bit out of the way first. I was appalled about the email/McBride/Draper scandal. This has done Labour a lot of damage and given the Tories a lead that they don't deserve. Still I would take heed with who I make friends with if I was a Tory. This blogger Guido Fawkes/Paul Staines is as slimey as they come and the Telegraph do an expose about him today. Morning Star does a piece about the email scandal here.
Lets just hope this clown does not get into power with all the publicity they have been getting. Mind you the Tories never let me down and before the next election one of them is bound to drop a clanger of shit hitting fan proportions.
There is something seriously wrong with the Labour Party if good honest socialists like Alice Mahon decide to leave. I was particularly disgusted by the years she spent being shouted down by the upstarts who have taken over the Labour Party and wouldn't look out of place in their real home with Cameron's Tories!!
Back in the real world, Budget day is looming and this will give Brown and Darling a chance to further ignore the Trade Unions. Unite are in the middle of organising a Unite for Jobs demo in Birmingham on the 16th May. This is being pushed big time so all lefts and Trade Unionists should make it a priority to attend.
The Work Foundation echo the TUC demands for what the chancellor should do here.
Over in Obama land the Unions are stepping up their campaign to get the Employee Free Choice act implemented. This Act will assist Unions organising and now we have an apparently union friendly president it shouldn't be a problem. Shouldn't it?
Cant go any further without mentioning Visteon. Huge battle taking place against this employer. The occupation tactic is going to be crucial to stop employers using the recession to attack workers. News bits here, here, here, here and here. The campaign to give these workers what they want must escalate. The workers have set up a blog here.
Trade Unionist in the old Soviet Union are being treated with the greatest contempt by the pro capitalist thugs that hassle Trade Unionists. Furthermore previously 'loyal' MOD trade unionists are showing their devotion to the capitalist restoration here.