Given the British state's habit of imitating only US policies that have proved to be disastrous failures, this YouTube interview with California activist Steven Greenhut is well worth watching.
Greenhut is the head of a Sacramento-based website reporting on the ruinous folly of California's state government. He has recently published Plunder! How Public Employee Unions are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling Our Lives and Bankrupting the Nation.
Sounds familiar, doesn't it?