A rigid orthodoxy “demands diversity in everything but opinion”, says Paul Embery. By failing to challenge it, trade unions are making themselves irrelevant.
Why aren’t our established unions protesting against the increasingly suffocating, accusatory atmosphere which infects our workplaces, oppresses workers and, at its extreme, prohibits them from expressing legitimate views or criticisms and sanctions them if they dare to do so?
The answer, of course, is that many among today’s trade union leadership are either in the thrall of our new national religion of liberal wokedom or too petrified to challenge it for fear of incurring the wrath of the rest of the movement. So they are content to walk by on the other side while workers face ever tightening constraints on their freedoms.