We have had the National Assistance Act and the NHS. The minimum wage ensures workers have the right to fair pay and Labour laws protect them at work. All these things were decided in the past and with Labour having had thirteen years of passing a law everyday surely there can be little for Labour to do. So what about the Unions? I must admit I personally see no reason for them to even exist in the present day and after watching the disgraceful strikes at BA, the bellicose threats of various union leaders and the recent march through London, I am of the opinion that they are nothing more than organised ways of getting funds from the workers to fuel the political aims of a few, very powerful, yet very unsavoury individuals. So the question is; at this moment in time what is it that the left is offering that this country needs, other than simply being in opposition?