Apparently Hillary is going to spend a day as a nurse in order to attempt to secure the backing of the important Service Employees International Union. How... juvenile.
Our approach to union politics is so much more grown up. The unions don't need to be reassured by Hazel Blears dressing up as a nurse, civil servant or tube driver. Instead, they content themselves with complete financial domination of the Labour party.
Hazel Blears' article for the Guardian is utterly shameless. Unions are a group entirely dependent upon the exceptional privilege of legal protection from being fired or sued for breach of contract when they don't turn up for work, they have been the direct recipients of taxpayer's money under a Labour government, historically their excesses have done huge damage to the UK economy; they are the sort of interest group whose influence on our democracy we should be really careful of. Hazel Blears is actually boasting that they have a 'hotline' to the Labour government. Disgusting.