On 19 November the PCS civil service union launched a parliamentary group, chaired by left Labour MP John McDonnell. The move into politics is good. But with problems. The PCS's lack of a political fund creates procedural difficulties. It cannot, however, justify the union publicly and specifically seeking collaboration with Tory MPs. According to the official union announcement: "The Group will have vice-chairs from each of the four political parties The Conservative and Lib Dem vice-chair nominees are awaited".