Summer’s on the way, and just before a public holiday the news is full of two-hour queues at Heathrow. How convenient… for some.
And as usual, Britain’s journalists are completely missing what’s really happening here: Britain’s unions want the queues. Here’s why.
Let’s look past the talking heads to some basic drivers of human behaviour. You’re a union baron wanting to secure yet more pay and benefits for your members. (Most of whom don’t vote in favour of strikes, but that’s by the by for union bosses – nobody plays faster and looser with inclusive democracy than a committed Socialist.)
Now Labour’s out of power and the days when you could rock up to Number 10 and be invited in for beer and sandwiches are long gone, the main tool at your disposal is striking.
And if you’re looking to strike, lengthy queues at Heathrow beforehand would make it look justified, wouldn’t it?
So that’s the crux of it: who, here, really benefits from long queues at Heathrow? Not the government; they’ll shoulder the blame. Not, of course, the customers: we’re talking unions here, whose only attitude to customers is fuck the lot of ‘em. The only people to benefit from apparent undermanning are the people planning to go on strike.
That’s why the queues last forever: a deliberate act by the lefties to screw Britain’s economy … for the benefit of its own members.
Eyewitness accounts from passengers confirm that at busy times there have been just two desks open to process arrivals. They may have had manpower cut by 10%, but that still leaves a lot more than two immigration clerks. Which makes it obvious what’s really happening here: Britain’s over-unionised, ultra-bloated public sector is cynically engineering a crisis to make itself look like a victim.
I don’t see why anyone’s surprised, really. It’s all the public sector ever does.