“Because the organizing power of labour is the only real threat to a fascist government, labour unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.”
The tenth characteristic of fascism is the suppression of the organizing power of the workforce. In the UK, as in other European states, this power to organise is mediated through the trade union movement. Arguably there is no other realistic method in a Western democracy for workers to come together in support of their rights.
It’s no secret that Britain First’s Biffers hate ‘lefties’. What’s less well known is their definition of lefties. Of course it includes anyone who disagrees with them or with UKIP. It also includes anyone who isn’t heterosexual and all those who think it’s OK to be a multicultural society. Those groups of ‘lefties’ are a given in Bifferland.
Another way that Biffers identify lefties is by trade union membership. Their view is that all trade unionists are dangerous lefties. They often pretend that the Trade Union Congress is run by the anti fascism pressure group, Unite Against Fascism so that they can justify their hatred of trade unionists to their members.
It’s not difficult to imagine what fate Folding Golding would have in store for trade unionists should he ever get any power. We only have to look at the shameful history of Germany’s third Reich. Or, a little closer to home, see how the Biffers treat trade unions even before they have any authority.
Based on the article ‘The 14 characteristics of Fascism’ by Lawrence Britt