The capacity of the trade union movement for self-delusion, especially when its representatives meet in TUC bodies, is staggering. The Wales TUC is marking May Day with a meeting in the Welsh Assembly “highlighting the contribution of the European Union to workers’ rights and the broader Welsh economy”.
Yes, the same European Union that has blighted an entire continent with unemployment. Whose free movement of labour has pushed wages down in this country, and seen jobs in Welsh factories advertised exclusively in Poland. The meeting’s backers even think the EU has brought us a shorter working week. What world are they living in? ■