The Labour Party was created as the political face of the union movement and Blair is betraying his own inheritance. Why should he and the CBI be fearful of unions when 40 of the top 50 UK firms are union-organised?
Trade unions are the last vestige of workplace democracy, yet as we move into Blair's "Second Industrial Revolution" we now see that we are not dealing with a democratic party. Blair's message is "Do as I say, not as I do!" Those of us who have prayed for common sense for so many years will never forgive this final insult.