"We had to fight the enemy without in the Falklands. We always have to be aware of the enemy within, which is much more difficult to fight and more dangerous to liberty," Margaret Thatcher speech to the backbench 1922 committee, July 1984.In case anyone had any doubts.
Union busting is a top priority for neoliberals, who see unions as the major obstacles to social, political and economic control in representative democracy — as Karl Marx foresaw. Neoliberals views trade unions as "socialism."
The Guardian (UK)
National archives: Margaret Thatcher wanted to crush power of trade unions
Alan Travis | Home affairs editor