Ed Milliband has stated he would condem any Union striking on the day of the Royal Wedding.
Milliband is in a very powerful position.
He has managed to control his own election through Union sycophancy, putting him in charge of the new face of Labour.
To the common observer, it would seem foolish, therefore, for the wannabe Prime Minister to criticise the actions and public relations of Unite and Bob Crow.
However, Unite are rendered helpless to Labour, like a new baby dependant on their mother.
They cannot criticise Labour, because to do so would sever the political party link that gives them the power in the Left Wing field.
The Press would relish the break between Union and Party, using it to villify and crucify any union action. The Unions would lack authentication, their proposals of actions lacking any merit and they would die a sad death.
This would be a Conservative dream come true. The death of Unions? What larks, now everything can be privatised and no one can do anything about it. The Unions would be rendered nothing more than Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.
The ideal position for the Unions now would be another centre-left party to offer the Unions amnesty.
The transfer of power to a different political party would have significant repercussions on Labour and their mixed-message at the moment. Instead, Labour would be the ragged trouser philanthropists, with bankruptcy looming and no clear direction, they would flounder and drown in the new politics.
But there is no political party that can offer that amnesty. No bridge can be brokered with the Liberal Democrats, who, in coalition, are in a stranglehold and unable to consider such a position.
The Greens are too weak and not regarded as "serious politician".
The only opportunity that may arise would be that of UKIP, but such a partnership of extreme right wing politics would be unpalatable to the Unions.
In truth, if such a partnership was formed, the right outflanking the coalition, with the power of the Unions, Britain would be changed beyond recognition.
So Ed Milliband can say what he likes about Bob Crowe et al. He weilds a massive axe over the Union's heads, and one could suggest the Unions are reaping what they sow.
But for the common man who works in the public sector, or the manufacturer, these proposals are very frightening indeed. Unions represent our employment rights, the plebian's battle to stay employed and protected.
And the more Milliband jumps on the bandwagon and attacks the Unions, the more unhappy the people will become.