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Whenever any serious strike action took place during the tenure of the last Labour government, not least if it involved public sector workers, the bosses’ press and the TV news channels would start going on about a new “winter of discontent.” Almost invariably the same 1978/9 footage of rubbish pilling up in Leicester Square would be shown and assorted Tory MPs would rattle on about how Labour couldn’t control the unions and how different things would be if they were in power. Well they are in power now and what are we seeing?