Unions regular as clockwork
WHILE Anthony Burgess is famous for 'A Clockwork Orange', it is '1985', his ode to George Orwell's '1984', that has greater resonance today.
The novel is set in an alternate Britain in which every worker has to be a member of a union. Strikes have crippled the government and made union leaders the de facto power.
Meanwhile, in Ireland, the right of people to travel abroad has been taken away from the Department of Foreign Affairs and hijacked by the CPSU.