Brendan Barber is deluded.
He thinks that the coalition government’s austerity plans are “insulting claptrap”. Barber should know a thing or two about claptrap – This is the man who thinks unfettered internet access should be a right for everyone with a job. Sure Brendan, let’s have a workforce spending half its working day on Facebook.
I’ve got news for Mr Barber and his friends – Britain became a dark, brutish and more frightening place under a “government” that he, his organisation and its members supported. Need I remind you that the Labour “government” – supported by funds from trade unions – was responsible for planning and partially implementing a surveillance state like none that has been seen before? The Labour “government” seemed to take Orwell’s 1984 as an instruction manual.