In the UK at the moment the labour party is talking about campaign and party finance reform, I hate this question, I think that a lot of politicians make obscene money for performing their tasks in office, expenses scandals in which politicians have been found to be playing the stock or housing market and defrauding the tax payer make me think they should make less not more and campaign and party finance reform look to me like them just claiming even more money from the tax funds which could be spent on services.
Anyway, the way that its been spun in the UK at the minute is as an attack on unions because, you know, everyone hates unions.
Now I can understand people hating unions because they arent as good as they should be or because they're full of ideologues or people with grudges and chips on their shoulders. Although the hatred seems to be against unions per se.
I just wonder if any other posters are beginning to wonder if attacking unions and working people has gotten old, I never thought that either were ever that mighty to begin with but they're a total and utter shadow of what they once were even at that.
I even think that the attack upon unions and working people has been a kind of pollution which has ramped whatever alienation existed already associated with working, its no mistake that on the heels of all this its impossible to find good skilled tradesmen in the vacinity of London to change a lock, repair electrics or do emergency plumbing.
I'm sure there's other factors like the increased access to universities did change peoples expectations for employment opportunities post-graduation but I dont think those are as pivotal as the fact working hard, even if you're not earning a lot, isnt something a lot of people are proud of anymore.