Unite Union is on course for a strike to enliven our Easter holidays. RMT is lined up for strike action over health and safety on the railways.
[update 26th March: Great. Now British Gas is threatening to strike too. ]
The unions' action in the run up to a General Election, where a Conservative victory looms over our heads like a mushroom cloud of death, really strains the cock-up theory of politics to the limit.
Do the Unions not realise that they are playing into the hands of the Tories, bringing back into power the party that destroyed the unions' influence? Do they really not realise that they are helping the Tories? Is it really beyond the wit and intelligence of Union bosses to postpone their disputes for two pathetic little months, until May 7th?
Or could it be that Conservative Party Central office has been nudging the managers of BA and Network Rail &c to provoke the unions into action?
No, of course not. I just don't do conspiracy theory. These strikes are just the result of common or garden combined stupidity brought to us courtesy of a joint effort of unions and management. Thanks a bunch, guys.