In the appraoch to the illegal invasion of Iraq, NewLabour propaganda echoed Mad dog Thatcher’s description of ordinary people as the “enemy within”, describing the threatened firefighters strike as a threat to national security at a time when the country was on the eve of murderously blitzing the Iraqi population.
The firefighters, for charging into burning buildings, sought a wage of thirty grand, less than half that of the crooks troughing in Westminster, a fraction of those worthies' bloated, total takings.
Both parties, typically, condemned the firefighters' demands.
Today, in Edinburgh, thirty-five year old enemy within, Ewan Williamson, killed on duty, was seen off by comrades from all over the world.
Tony Blair, twenty million pounds richer, is still setting the world on fire.