An article in today's Sunday Telegraph reports that £68million of public money is spent funding the union activities of public employees, with the print edition 'headlining' that MPs want the gravy train halted.
How about halting the Westminster 'gravy train', one costing circa 0.5billion - or halting the Brussels version which costs circa €1.61billion?
I suppose unions will argue that they get something in return for all this expenditure of public money - but what the hell do we get in return for the expenditure of public money on Westminster and Brussels? Just more authoritarianism with the resultant ordering of society and the engineering of same. If those holding ministerial positions in government need 'special advisors' on the public payroll, just what the hell are those ministers doing in the positions they hold?
That we are indeed blind to what is happening in front of our eyes, dumb for not speaking out and deaf to the voices of those attempting to point out the deficiencies in our system of democracy, surely cannot now be ignored.
No doubt the electorate can - and will......!