And so it begins.
Just as predicted, the unions are beginning to flex their muscles.
Trade Unions are to hand Gordon Brown a list of 130 demands as they increase the pressure on the Prime Minister to bow to more left wing policies.
While Labour was riding the economic stability inherited from Thatcher's reforms and a world wide boom (thanks largely to Reagan's reforms in the USA) they've been able to hold off these demands. They also bought off pressure by massively increasing the public sector to the delight of the unions.
Now that their economic mismanagement is being exposed to the cold hard light of recession the unions are set to up the ante.
Stagflation. Union power. Strikes. Oil crisis. Rising unemployment ...... we're heading back to the seventies .
Except the music won't be as good.