I tend to be quite cynical about modern politics, but this is making me a bit more hopeful.
The nurses, doctors, teachers, rail unions and others are striking over pay and conditions and that can, in the eyes of some voters, be held against them rather than realising that they are fighting on their behalf by proxy.
This however has a whole different driving force behind it. It is about the protection of free speech and human decency, rights which should be afforded to all in a free and fair democracy. The government has tried to introduce all sorts of restrictions around these issues via various bills and it has largely gone unnoticed. This issue however has now been brought kicking and screaming into the light of public scrutiny and it is unlikely to go away.
Battlelines are being drawn right now and you don't have to be on any particular political side to know the right from wrong in this.
Choose your battles carefully they say. That might be a wise choice even if you agree with the whole 'Stop the boats' rhetoric because once you condone silencing dissenting voices then you no longer have a democracy and when democracy falls, however flawed it may be, you are really up against it.