Last February marked the 60th anniversary of the 1951 waterfront strike that the commy leaders of the waterfront called a lockout. Lasting 151 days the strike ended the ability of the communists who unreservedly supported the workers paradise in the USSR, to use their muscle on the wharves to attack our way of life. It was the defining battle and they lost. There were many more skirmishes, far too many for the growth of our Nation, but today with a largely aspirational workforce, well educated and informed, the tactics that allowed the mainly cloth capped northern english agitators to hold sway have been eroded and consigned to history.
In a last stand yesterday, the current Labour Party, who have no connection to the class warfare of the 19 and first half of the 20th centuries have regurgitated an out dated policy, allowing a "Back to the Future" blueprint for industrial relations. Labour 2011 is populated by ambitios academics and modern parasitic union hacks who would be laughed out of a meeting by Knox, Walsh, Anderson et al who bestrode the union movement at its zenith.
People such as Chris Trotter with his eloquence and James Anderton with his bullying, Minto, Bradford et al shouting through megaphones have been flogging the dead horse around the racetrack of life by appealing to the illinformed to rally one more time but progress ironically, has castrated the progressives and it is only the politics of envy that resonates.