July 10th, 2014

6 Inspiring Photos of the Mass Strikes Crippling Britain

Public sector workers are striking today, causing widespread chaos across the country as picket lines overflow with vast numbers taking industrial action:

Via @robdothutton

Via @jenwilliamsMEN

Via @tangent69

Via @unisoneastmids

Via @nickmcccps

Via @uniteccbc

The workers! United! Will never be defeated! All eight of them…


279 Comments

  1. 1
    dai idle says:

    i’m alright jack!

  2. 2
    RED LEN says:

    We’ll keep the red flag drooping here.

  3. 3
    upDerwurkers says:

    its cos we’re all down the fucking beach

  4. 4
    Ed Balls says:

    Ed Balls

  5. 5
    ac1 says:

    Smash the extortion funded sector!
    People not be parasites.

  6. 6
    Kinnochio says:

    We’re aaaaaaawwiiiiigghhht !! We’re aaaaawwwwiiiiiggghhhhttt !!

  7. 7
    BLOB CROWE says:

    THE SHERKERS UNYTID SHALL NEVVUR BE DE FEETED

  8. 8
    Marx was Right says:

    State Propaganda

  9. 9
    ac1 says:

    You dont want the response to be proportionate you want it to be preventional!

    http://www.Pizzaidf.org

  10. 10
    What do Labour mean by "Inclusive Prosperity"? Peter Mandelson says:

  11. 11
    Andrew Efiong says:

    These are the Labour stooges who threaten to control government.

    All they want is to disrupt our schools, hospitals and other services to loot more money for themselves.

    Time to down clamp on the strike laws that let them shirk away from work.

  12. 12
    Ed Miliband - Shadow Tosser says:

    I think I support this strike, but if that offends anyone I wish to apologise to the people of Liverpool.

  13. 13
    concrete pump says:

    No one cares……(yawn).

  14. 14
    Lurch to the Left says:

    Has Ed Miliband condemned the disruption?

  15. 15

    Scary stuff! They government must be quaking

  16. 16
    George Osborne says:

    ‘ere stop messin abhaart!

  17. 17
    Meanwhile the the re elite are filled with winning spirit says:

  18. 18
    Anonymous says:

    “Strikes Crippling Britain”
    Don’t panic, Mister Malgoverning. The bankster’s are still beavering away, as if there will be no tomorrow…

  19. 19

    Official picket, ennit?

  20. 20
    Bean counter says:

    Just think of the money the state will save today from not paying out to the starving teachers. Was it only this week that Nigel Farage was asking MPs to be paid £100,000 just like teachers?

  21. 21
    Sue Denim says:

    The Pa!estinian rockets are not targeted so can and do hit civilians.

    The !sraeli missiles are targeted at known terrorists. They choose to operate in/near to civilian locations. Human shields. There will be innocent lives lost which they will use for propaganda purposes.

  22. 22
    Gordon McDoom MP says:

    Good luck to the strikers!

  23. 23
    The Government says:

    With no strike pay, we anticipate the country will save a quarter of a billion pounds on wages – if they stayed off for a year we could pay off our national debt.

  24. 24
    Para Site says:

    At least I don’t have to get out of bed to sign on this week. Idle buggers.

  25. 25
  26. 26
    geezer says:

    she’s fit

  27. 27
    Bobski says:

    These people are so incompetent they can’t even organise a strike properly!

  28. 28
    PitPony says:

    Much less traffic this morning.
    More strikes please

  29. 29
    Fishy says:

    The BBC are all of a tizzy. There is a real sense of excitement that 1 million people are giving it to the coalition.

    What the BBC are not challenging is the ‘we haven’t had a pay rise for 4 years’ narrative. It’s all lies – lower paid staff have had pay rises each year and many have in addition received incremental rises as they move up the pay scale.

    What the BBC won’t tell you is that this strike has been co-ordinated by the hard left – by undemocratic Trotskyist / Marxist leaders like Serwotka who are, as usual, using their own members for their own political ends.

  30. 30
    generic taxi driver says:

    I went on strike last year for the first time in 24yrs last year at the insistent behest of unite.

    did no good, lost a days pay but had a great day down the archery field in the sun. I recommend striking (once) to everyone

  31. 31
    MSM says:

    State it and then move on to the next thing.

  32. 32
    Bagpuss says:

    If all these people walk out we can expect public sector productivity to soar today because all the shirkers will be whingeing outside the workplace for a change.

  33. 33
    Fishy says:

    I don’t think that’s Labour’s fundraiser is it? Isn’t that the photo of him arriving at the Stadium of Light on the day he was too sick to attend a NHS conference?

  34. 34
    Can't see the wood for the trees says:

    How do you know what would have happened to Israel if it hadn’t responded the way it has over the past 67 years?

    ‘If Palestine were to lay down their guns tomorrow, there would be no war. If Israel were to lay down theirs, there would be no Israel’ – Benjamin Netanyahu

  35. 35
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    It must be humiliating for the Unions to get a turnout for strike action (27%) lower than the EU elections (34%). :-)

  36. 36
    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    Did you hear Jacqui Smith supporting the strikes last night on Sky and even Iain Dale supporting the firemen regarding their pensions.

    No mention that it was Brown and Balls who got us into the economic hole we are still in despite all the spin about the economy improving – we are still borrowing money to pay the interest on our ever increasing debt.

    No mention that it was Brown and Balls who destroyed the private pensions industry

    I don’t remember the public sector coming out in support of the private sector in 97/98

  37. 37
    Postal Votes are Labour Loo Paper says:

    A marginal improvement on Chuka in a dress but as the Scots say, ye cannae polish a turd.

  38. 38

    I am pleased to report that Mrs Higgs has gone in to work at the Register Office as usual today, since she regards herself as a professional person who provides an important service to the public.

  39. 39
    Not Ed's finest hour says:

    Think so. He got away with that one, I don’t think he would now.

  40. 40
    The Growler says:

    I was great this morning, I could fairly easily cross the road this morning to take the dog to a field at 8.30 not many teachers going to school and not many cars delivering kids to school and of course the council workers going to work, bliss, can’t wait for the school holidays to start.

  41. 41
    Para Site says:

    You can’t see the rest of her. She may be a 20 stone tranny.

  42. 42
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    In other words more people turned out to support UKIP than the Unions :-)

  43. 43
    Excuse me mate says:

    Errmm….where were you when 400 rockets were being sent out by Gaza criminals into Israeli civilian areas?

    I suppose if 400 lethal rockets were being fired into London by another country, you’d do nothing?

  44. 44
    Anon says:

    …Sick of the other one, the deluded silly person!

  45. 45
    Karl Schennedy - former LibDem leader says:

    The ‘wining spirit’ being absinthe ?

  46. 46
    The Growler says:

    Blunket’s days of red flag waving are long gone (34 years ago) he moves in differnt circles now.

  47. 47
    It's obvious says:

    @27 I agree with your sentiments. However, the fact remains that certain Arab groups have sworn to destroy Isra’l. Until they accept the existence of the Isra’l state it will not end. Simple as that, I’m afraid.

  48. 48
    The Elite wine and dine while the workers strike says:

  49. 49
    NERMAL says:

    Bollocks.

  50. 50
    The Growler says:

    WHO?

  51. 51
    Larry the Cat says:

    A million striking workers today according to the left-wing button counters at the BBC.

    Presumably we will see more manning the picket lines this afternoon after a morning in bed.

  52. 52

    I have a soft spot for these re-enactment societies – the Civil War, Edwardian school day etc. – and now ‘The Seventies’.

  53. 53
    Money to burn says:

  54. 54
    The Growler says:

    So would I be, if was a millionaire Kinnochio

  55. 55
    Ed is right behind the workers says:

  56. 56
    MSM4 says:

    The Izrayless need to move out of pallastyne too

  57. 57
    It's obvious says:

    Kids education would improve if teachers were always striking.

  58. 58

    Grayson Perry’s looking his age now.

  59. 59
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    More people voted B&P in the last general election and more voted UKIP in the EU elections :-)

  60. 60
    Fishy says:

    Is that Angela Eagle with some slap on? Or Grayson Perry?

  61. 61
    Mark Serwotka says:

    No surprise given the 12% participation in the ballot.

  62. 62
    NERMAL says:

    BY all thats phucking holy what is that staring into the camera.

  63. 63
    Harriet and Window dressing says:

  64. 64
    The Lone Ranger says:

    Why aren’t the BBC striking? Scabs!

  65. 65
    Fishy says:

    Sorry Bosun, great minds.

  66. 66
    NERMAL says:

    Phucking hell that bint is scary.

  67. 67
    Anonymous says:

    “Take what you can” they said.
    Take it while you may.
    But keep in mind the penalty fits the crime.
    And it deals no softened blow.

  68. 68
    One for the Boys says:

  69. 69
    NERMAL says:

    A tranny and a bag lady.

  70. 70
    The Lone Ranger says:

    And whenever City workers are made redundant I don’t hear any support from Unite.

  71. 71
    Psychotic, predatory, pedophile, necrophiliac, violent, BBC socialist light entertainment star says:

    Lazy fucking rats

    sack the lot and the country’s economy will grow even more quickly

  72. 72
    Harriet the Hypocrite says:

    Are they shoes she is wearing of has she impaled a pair of flying fish.

  73. 73
    While the workers Strike Labour have money to throw away says:

  74. 74
    Village Idiot says:

    ….UKIP, the party with the good of the nation at its’ heart, campaigning for the British people!…. Why don,t the other parties’ do the same, instead of posing for selfies, or just being hypocritical!… Govern for Britain and the British people please!

  75. 75
    The Lone Ranger says:

    Fortunately, I cannot recognise Grayston Perry. What a strange name, is she named after babycham?

  76. 76
    ID Check says:

    That’s no bint, that’s Ed Miliband.

  77. 77
    Get it right says:

    But the response has been, shall we say, typically disproportionate.

    Err, the response is for the rockets fired and continuing to be fired into Israel, not for the murder of the teenagers.

  78. 78
    The socialist Elite v the Workers says:

  79. 79
    Social housing = antisocial residents says:

    Not even social housing?

  80. 80
    I hate labour says:

    i’d fuck the socialism out of her

  81. 81
    Village Idiot says:

    ….It has just dawned on me why the roads were very quiet in this area of celtic England:….The strikes!…It was a joy to travel, long may it continue!

  82. 82
    Alexei Sayle says:

    Hello Ed, got a new motor?

  83. 83
    Cynic says:

    Grayson’s asking how a man gets appointed off an all woman shoirtlist

  84. 84
    I hate labour says:

    same hairdresser though

  85. 85
    Come into my ready room, young Wesley. says:

    Is that Patrick Stewart on the right? I didn’t recognise him with a wig on.

  86. 86
    Cinna says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen either of the Eagle brothers standing next to Grayson Perry, come to think of it.

  87. 87
    More than a feeling says:

  88. 88
    Ed says:

    Two bacon sandwiches, please.

  89. 89
    Abbott watch says:

    Diane was pictured going into the event, no pictures of her inside, but reports that she was last seen troughing face down in a gallon of trifle out in the kitchen are being investigated

  90. 90
    liebore suck says:

    good socialist that woman

  91. 91
    Cinna says:

    Was pie on the menu for dinner?

  92. 92
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    Owen Jones pointed out in the Guardian that the biased BBC (from his pink shades) failed to acknowledge the imbalance in firepower. There is plucky little Hamas with bows’n’arrers, catapults and an old Lee Enfield whereas every Israeli has an F16 parked in the garden and neutron bomb launchers in every street.

    Perhaps I exaggerate, but it does beg the question why do Hamas always start the fighting against such odds?

    The Hamas elite I suspect are very well protected in their bunkers but are callous and calculating enough to bring down fire on their own people to create martyrs and elicit support from the naive liberals in the West.

  93. 93
    Joe Taxpayer says:

    It gets even better when you remember that, because they’re on strike, we’re not having to pay the lefty parasites any wages!

    Long may these strikes continue, indeed!

  94. 94
    Capitalist Scum says:

  95. 95
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    Only Eddie Izzard would wear that shade of lipstick.

  96. 96
    A Brit says:

    Do mean wear lipstick in Londonistan?

  97. 97
    Handycock, serious sexual Pervert, MP says:

    I am a very important man. The NHS have been paying for my stay in the Priory Clinic, Marchwood, Hampshire, since March this year because I was coinsidered too important to go in a public ward in the local Portsmouth mental hospital St James. I am being treated for depression, brought on by the fact that for the first time in my life, I have been held accountable for my despicable sexual behaviour, this has been a real shock to me, as I have been getting away with it for years. Also I am keeping away form the police just in case they wish to question me and charge me with criminal charges. Oh woe is me, now Portsmouth Councillors are trying to get the money back for legal expenses incurred in my cover up. Boaz.

    http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/portsmouth-south-mp-mike-hancock-warned-pay-back-money-or-face-legal-case-1-6166986

  98. 98
    NERMAL says:

    she needsd alot of room to sign all them mortgage applications

  99. 99
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    SCAB!

  100. 100
    NERMAL says:

    She was bidding for a mega bucket of KFC

  101. 101
    inside out says:

    Why would any sane person want to eat with these people?

  102. 102
    Selohesra says:

    Seperated at birth – but you can see the family resemblence

  103. 103
    inside out says:

    Was she upgraded or did she pay,or did the taxpayer pay?

  104. 104
    The two Muppets says:

    Israel deserves our support to defend herself .If the Palestinians
    Stopped their bombardment of Israel then Israel would also be able
    to stop . All Israel wants is to be left in peace but have every right
    to defend against aggression .

  105. 105
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Bumsex.

  106. 106
    BBC Diversity Nazi says:

    That event looks hideously white! Hang on, there might be a black person at the back of the room. Yes, we think there is. Thank Allah for that!

    As you were.

  107. 107
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    Black pudding for the lads.

  108. 108
    A taxpayer says:

    I’ll give you three guesses, but you’ll only need one.

  109. 109
    The two Muppets says:

    I would if the rockets were hidden in civilian areas .

  110. 110
    Gok Wannabe says:

    Why is Harriet wearing a 1970s carpet?

  111. 111
    Dart-throwing Chimp says:

    typical modern day strike; turn up for the press photo and then piss off to the pub or back to bed…

  112. 112
    The Right team? says:

  113. 113
    MI5 says:

    Just another chapter in Islam contra everything.

  114. 114
    The two Muppets says:

    She must be hard up .

  115. 115
    Ippikin says:

    For the Tories to moan and groan about this is utter nonsense.
    They held absolute majority for thirteen years under Thatcher and Major. They have been the majority coalition partner for four and yet they have made no effort to pass the most blindingly obvious law possible, which is to make any strike illegal unless more than 50% of the UNION MEMBERSHIP actively vote for it.

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  117. 117
    "Wee" Lee Bynne says:

    Your punctuation is shit.

  118. 118
    Peter Grimes says:

    The lazy, overpaid, over-pensioned public sector layabouts are mostly taking yet another day’s holiday, it seems.

    They care so much they can’t be bothered to leave their taxpayer paid-for featherbeds.

  119. 119

    Social media has seen a spike in emotive images of bloodied women and children, but even the BBC was able to determine that they were older pictures from Iraq and Syria used to stir up anti Israeli sentiment.

    Hamas are well known for herding ‘volunteers’ into firing zones knowing full well that the propaganda value of dead PA children is worth more than the grief of their families who receive a cash settlement for the martyrdom, forced or voluntarily offered.

  120. 120
    The two Muppets says:

    If the lazy bastards went on strike every Thursday ,We could pay off
    the deficit within one year with the money saved .

  121. 121
    Sunni Spells with Shias Forecast says:

    Hey man…you talking about pigshit…trying to offend us bruvvers…?

  122. 122
    WTF????? says:

    Serious question: Is it a bloke in drag? It’s gotta be, surely?

  123. 123
    Luvvie alert says:

    Of course are. You’re a very well off luvvie who can afford to vote for them

  124. 124
    The two Muppets says:

    It is a pity it is not raining all over the country .

  125. 125

    So why are the brothers not in arms ?
    :-)

  126. 126
    She is Right says:

  127. 127
    Jack 'once you go black' Dromey says:

    Yes Please!!!

  128. 128
    The two Muppets says:

    Miliband must have been practising posing in front of a mirror .
    What a plonker .

  129. 129
    MSM4 says:

    and to continue to build settlements against UN

  130. 130
    Fishy says:

    Pushy Mrs Balls on her feet at the moment replying to Teresa May’s proposals for temporary legislation on intercept. As another bandwagon jumper she has repeated everything that May has said – trying to steal her argument. No doubt the BBC will use Cooper’s contribution tonight.

    When May gets back on her feet she needs to say, ‘Yes, you stupid mare…that’s what I said’

    Miliband’s Labour, without any ideas of its own, have a growing track record in stealing other people’s initiatives.

  131. 131
    Nice Weather we're 'avin says:

    @post #1
    The military action has nothing to do with the 3 dead teenagers.
    Hamas used the incident to launch 100 rockets over the border, some of the longer range missiles were supplied by Syria.
    Was it all coordinated? I don’t know, with the frogmen attacks it’s likely, but I’m certain that if Hamas didn’t launch missiles there wouldn’t be air strikes.
    Your post appears to willfully ignore the full facts.

  132. 132
    Anonymous says:

  133. 133

    Personally, I think Gove is a slobbering moron, the result of a genetic experiment.

  134. 134
    Ockham's Razor says:

    Hamas launched 48 rockets which landed all over Israel just up to midnight in the first wave and 140 during 24 hours.

    The Gaza strip are lucky that Israel have not completely flattened them after such an indiscriminate attack without any concern for life.

    Your calculus is redolent of that of an Islington armchair klaxon who speaks as a know-all when he knows fuck all.

    Having been in Israel and under rocket attack myself, I can tell you that you have no idea what you are talking about. Your comparisons are specious.

  135. 135
    Len McCluskey says:

    One out, er, two out.

  136. 136
    Special Branch says:

    Where the fuck is Hamas with it’s rockets when you need it?

  137. 137
    Neil Down says:

    Better she’s doing that than supporting a 1970s nonces group.

  138. 138
    someone at work says:

    heavy rain in london, good weather for lefty strikists to have to be out all day haha

  139. 139
    Viperous Old Vince says:

  140. 140
    The two Muppets says:

    Keep taking the tablets and maybe up the dose .

  141. 141
    Leftie watch says:

    Len McCluskey’s son Ian, used to work for an ambulance chasing scouse law firm, specialising in work based accidents, (of course) but according to his facebook page he has now accepted a job as an organiser for Unite, good to see nepotism alive and well with another red prince

  142. 142
    The two Muppets says:

    The Conservatives are not moaning , It just re-enforces what would
    happen on a regular basis if ever Labour gets into power .

  143. 143
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    Nice Weather we're 'avin says:

    As I watch the news whilst lunching, I see Hamas are continuing to fire rockets.
    Gaza is sitting on a beautiful Mediterranean coastline. Just imagine if there were no terrorists and extremists. We could be sitting there now with chilled sauvignon blanc, houmous, olives etc.
    The palestinians would all be filthy rich having sold property for development and running the related industry.
    Yet they choose to blindly follow a bunch of nutters who destroy their own people at the bidding of Iran and Syria. This is why the other arab natioms have abandoned them. They aren’t worth supporting.

  145. 145
    Dangerous Brian says:

    There is an old joke about how many elephants could you fit in a mini?
    Answer; 4, 2 in the front and 2 in the back.

    What I want to know is how many self obsessed, grandstanding, shameless, hypocritical c*nts can you fit in the Roundhouse?
    Answer; Count the guest list at the Labour Party fundraiser.

  146. 146
    Shocked of Sheen says:

  147. 147
    Louis van Gallbladder says:

    Victoria Derbyshite currently reporting on Radio 5 Live from some march or other as if she’s broadcasting direct from the October Revolution. Judging by the feckless public sector Union scum she’s talking to, they all deserve immense pay cuts. I’m sure I just heard some alleged ‘teacher’ claim that performance-related pay meant that there would be a stampede to instruct the brighter kids who would produce better results, and that wasn’t good for the tail-enders, of which, unsurprisingly, there appear to be many. So much for a philosophy of education.

  148. 148
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    As I walked past TFL on Victoria street this morning I pointed out to the dozy c’unts striking that the Armed Forces had an even worse deal over recent years.

    They weren’t willing to debate for some reason!

    Utter twats.

  149. 149
    nonce hunter says:

    so its ok to touch kids if you say you don’t remember doing it?

  150. 150
    Fact or Fiction says:

    The Israeli action in Gaza is in response to the rockets fired at Israel from Gaza, not a response to the muder of three Israelis in Israel.

  151. 151
    Andy Burnham says:

    I would like to apologise to the people of Stafford, but there is no-one left to apologise to.

  152. 152
    Nice Weather we're 'avin says:

    Izzitards been sniffing around the BBC for months looking for a nest. I imagine a permanent post will be found after this.
    Did any BBC executives attend or did they think that would be too obvious?

  153. 153
    a settlement in Park Lane says:

    a vagrant.
    in other news… soya is milk, soya is sauce and soya is protein (mo advert).

    so?
    ya. ok. will do. over and out.
    ….cow milk or Boobs from other woman (the movie)
    ….
    ….
    ….global settlement is “look after mother”.
    .
    .
    science, engineering and technology.
    imperial college and iit.
    .
    .

  154. 154
    Angrey of SE1 says:

    Actually, the best union reform would be to make the Union leaders loose a day’s pay everytime they make their members loose a day’s pay.

  155. 155
    Will says:

    The problem the public sector unions have is that a lot of thier members are better paid outside london than the private sector and have better conditions. So sympath for teachers and others on a good retirement deal etc is in short supply. Also I think the rank and file are waking up to the fact that the union leaders are not that different from the boss class and are only doing it for a political point

  156. 156
    wiggle says:

    yeah but the armed forces only have to fight in war’s, risk their lives, be away from home etc.
    where as tube workers have to stare at a greedy selfish,horrible Hunt every day – when they wake up and look in the mirror

  157. 157
    The Guardian is Evil says:

    Owen Jones in his pig ignorant Guardian piece seems to imply that Hamas & other terrorist gangs need even more powerful weapons to even things up.

    Criminal gangs with nuclear weapons? Intercontinental ballistic weapons for ISIS? What about stealth bombers for al Qaeda? Or gas bombs for the Taliban?

    That’ll even things up when they attack the West – of which Israel is a part. Or is it just the Je*s that need to be killed in numbers?

    The man’s a moron.

  158. 158
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    Like that.

  159. 159
    Michael Mann grab the tax payers money and other freebies says:

    Never too many Labour MPs will turn for a free lunch.

  160. 160
    curious onlooker says:

    that woman with the idiot shoes is in the way of the reg plate. What is that number?

  161. 161
    The Guardian is Evil says:

    Only the rich can afford to be socialists

  162. 162
    Sartorial observer says:

    His tie is listing badly to port. Might choke him if he is not careful.

  163. 163
    Public Sector Boxticker says:

    Why should I strike and have to stand up !!!!!

    I expend less energy being comatose at my desk on a normal werkin day.

  164. 164
    Jack Ketch says:

    When I was of the age that the schoolmasters would bring in all kinds of recruiters for “careers day”. It was blindingly obvious that, skilled or unskilled, the choice was a high paid job in the private sector with the risks of redundancies, layoffs or just plain competitiveness or a low paid job in the public sector that made up for the low pay with massive perks, especially job security, pensions, longer holidays and shorter working hours and subsidies everywhere. Even the top jobs, like the higher civil service offered only a modest income compared to say, the legal profession or the corporate world. Today public employees look to the private sector as a base for salaries, but want to keep all the featherbedding—-solution? Privatise everything.

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    táxpáyér says:

    It’s terrible how the jordanians pushed out a load of people into Gaza and called them palestiians.

  166. 166
    A gastroenterologst says:

    I think we can all usefully be spared pictures of her inside.

  167. 167
    cecil rhodes says:

    Hezza Harmmen: yes I also have to dress like a man to progress my career

  168. 168
    John Bellingham says:

    I think that Miss Hopkins is rather tasty herself.

  169. 169
    Sartorial observer says:

    Only the poooofy dipsticks wear fugly lipsticks.

  170. 170
    Viva Britanistan says:

    Beastly foreigners being beastly.
    They are all “sons of Abraham”, to put it politely.

  171. 171
    táxpáyér says:

    No, Marx was Left (and lazy and lying and parasitic).

  172. 172
    Will frey be outed like the other Beeboids? says:

  173. 173
    John Bellingham says:

    If they can afford to go on strike, they are being paid too much money.

  174. 174
    The Capt' says:

    I’d want a refund. Pay good money and end with that sitting in the same cabin.

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    Will nobody explain to them the Berlin wall came down 27 years ago ,there is no more funding from Moscow, they are on their own, nobody gives a Fuck anymore if they go on strike so what , the bins are only emptied once month, and in any case many of the jobs are now mercifully privatised .
    Maybe it would be a good idea if the teachers only got the same minimum holiday pay as in private industry, even if it means reporting into the schools during the summer holidays to prepare for the coming term.
    If the school dinner service is on strike who will miss that slop ,most of the kids prefer their own lunches . They can strike all they want we don’t have to pay them.

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    Keir Starmer? So he was politically neutral then says:

  177. 177
    WoRaft Chihuahua says:

    Poor thing, you need a nice holiday in Spain with Margaret Moran. She feels your pain.

  178. 178
    albacore says:

    The Public Sector shirkers crippling Britain
    Turning the old lion into a kitten
    Those quisling skunks don’t congregate on the street
    The Houses of Parliament are where they meet

  179. 179
    Sartorial observer says:

    .. and still receiving full pay even though some of their members will be financially penalised for downing tools.

    Union leaders should be first up the lamp posts. …..

    Starting this weekend – and now Dave and his mates an film it in full HD colour!.

  180. 180
    You have to be rich to be a true socialist says:

  181. 181
    I remember t'days when trannies were real trannies says:

    Izzard is a piss-poor tranny – lipstick and nail varnish seems to be the extent of it.

    He’ll have to do better than that if he wants to play the Victim Card, considering he’s not scouse.

  182. 182
    táxpáyér says:

    Why did B. Bragg move away from diversity to somewhere that’s hideously white when he had kids?

  183. 183
    Social Commentator says:

    A nicely balanced mix of perverts, crooks, chancers and has-beens.

  184. 184
    wiggle says:

    BBC is gushing over the strike as usual, they have a live feed all day online and desperately running round trying to find flag wavers to interview, police estimate only 1500 people in Central london outside broadcast house to march to trafalgar square, not really the total chaos the union numpties dream of

  185. 185
    You have to be rich to be a true socialist says:

  186. 186
    Earwig O'Agen says:

    Yup! And their parents can instruct them on using apostrophes when required. :-)

  187. 187
    Jocasta says:

    There’s nothing quite like a rich celeb to be the face of the working class.

    More champagne, Tarquin?

  188. 188
    House of Commons Library says:

    We make it 10 union strikers not 8. Guido guilty of ‘simplistic’ use of statistics.

  189. 189
    A national treasure says:

    Why is there a statue of Stephen Fry at the Labour smugfest?

  190. 190
    Luvvies see Red says:

  191. 191
    Earwig O'Agen says:

    That stolen day is now on your record – and an appropriate sum will be deducted when the days comes for your pension to be calculated!

  192. 192
    Nice Weather we're 'avin says:

    Just read the Owen piece. Don’t bother, it’s recycled nonsense from an ignorant child that adds nothing new. Owen must have more important things to do today. Obviously not working hard so where is he?

  193. 193
    Flywheel, Shyster & Flywheel says:

    Marx never did a day’s work in his entire life, it was only his rich friends who kept him eating.

  194. 194
    Hugh Jdiik says:

    I am !

  195. 195
    Paul Nutall of the UKIPs says:

    I would.

  196. 196
    peter mandleson says:

    I had my anus bleached specially for the party

  197. 197
    Edweirdos says:

    Are all Eds weird?

  198. 198
    Bob Fleming says:

    Who’s the fat bloke on the right?

  199. 199
    bergen says:

    As I understand it, most of the cuts thus far have been at local government level. The national civil service could go on strike for weeks without inconvenience to the public. Time for a proper cull and impose the type of terms and conditions and pension rights that the rest of us have to accept. Since Nulab’s splurge of public spending, the pay is better than the private sector so the reasons for the perks have gone.

  200. 200
    Fry'n'Izzard says:

    Look.
    It’s perfectly simple.
    We are rich and we can give away large amounts of money and not notice the difference.
    It is you, the average mediocrities whom the state must raid to pay for White Dee’s lifestyle.
    We are better than you. Do as we say.

  201. 201
    religion of James Caan. owl says:

    howsie folks. what’s cooking. nothing in the brew (I see).

    the symbolic goatie has to be pampered but not killed.
    in which religion is the goat a sacrificial lamb?

    [James Caan religion is ….?]
    money talk. talk is energy dissipation.

    talk talk until there is nothing to talk about?

  202. 202
    The BBC, 1951 says:

    Look ma!

    It’s a nice white upper middle-class rich man in a nice suit and tie. He’ll know what the workers need, let’s ask him!

  203. 203
    Red Wodge says:

    Oi – it’s Lord William Bragg of Dorset to you.

  204. 204
    Drummond Base says:

    The unions predicted a million shirkers. Who was doing the forecast, Danny Blanchflower?

  205. 205
    white dee says:

    i aint on my bennies anymore, I got a job, who’d have thought, all those years when only menial jobs were available to me i was too depressed to work, then along comes a bling tv career and suddenly i’m not too depressed to work

  206. 206
    Chuka telling Porky Pies? says:

  207. 207
    Sue Denim says:

    Lose

  208. 208
    Paul Nutall of the UKIPs says:

    Bloody Circle of violence of that… Gaza attacks Israel, Israel attacks Gaza. People die on both sides, Circle of violence continues.

    Without looking in your history books who started it?

    You know it doesn’t even matter, if Israel stopped squatting on Palestinian lands and the Arabs ceased targeting civilians. We might somewhere.

  209. 209
    Observer says:

    Only wanksters say “banksters”.

  210. 210
    Sue Denim says:

    In which category does Fry fall?

  211. 211
    Helena Doughty says:

  212. 212
    Jimmy says:

    I assume it’s a form of missionary work.

  213. 213
    bco mcdonald says:

    Bbc travel have just reported that a tunnel in Cardiff has been closed for safety reasons, not that the public sector drones that man it are on strike

  214. 214
    Neil Kinnock Former MP says:

    We’re alwighht wer alwight were alrwight!

  215. 215
    Fry Ticks all the Boxes that other pervs fail to reach says:

    All

  216. 216
    Little Ed says:

    The Wevoluthion! It’s weally happening! Today!!

  217. 217
    Rickytshirt says:

    They shouldn’t stay on strike for too long or people will develop superior private sector and voluntary alternatives to these public services. Strikers: if you don’t like your pay and conditions, do something else. Don’t take the pi$$ out of your customers like this and expect sympathy from them.

  218. 218
    Give me strength says:

    This Chuckus Yamoney is putting himself forward as running the British economy in 2015 – you couldn’t make it up.

  219. 219
    Give me strength says:

    Special Branch – best comment of the day so far.

  220. 220
    BBC cameraman says:

    I demand a pay rise, the work I’m having to do to make this handful of strikers appear to be a big mob to fit with the BBC dialogue.

  221. 221
    Bob Bastard says:

    There was one outside Kings Cross this morning. I initially thought her to be a chugger.

  222. 222
    Paul Nutall of the UKIPs says:

    Great reporting Gudio, very well done, very balanced and very honest. He Said Sarcastically.

  223. 223
    Vlad the Loudhailer says:

    It should be around your mouth love.

  224. 224
    left watch says:

    http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/local-news/public-sector-strikes-how-your-7397195 I don’t know who this big mamma is pictured on the picket line (sitting, naturally) or even what newspaper that is (Came up in a google list) but she appears to be missing the free council biscuit tin so much that she is eating her whistle

  225. 225
    Nick says:

    working and middle class people don’t go on strike without a good reason

    David Cameron and co are by far the worst ministers that I’ve have come across over the past 50 years and is no wonder there are strikes and not liked in the EU

    Having said that David Cameron got voted in to power which highlights that’s the wish of the people and with that being the case the uk will further decline in to a Saudi Arabia type of politics where if you don’t do as your told it’ll be the water canon for you at best or a suspicious death at worst

  226. 226
    Dr Death says:

    If I had paid good money to have that done to my barnet…I would go back and put the salons fucking windows through..

  227. 227
    The Voice of Reason says:

    Citation? None. There were several years of zero pay awards while inflation was running at 3-5%. That’s not a flat rate, that’s a pay cut as any fule know.

    What’s your plan to allow bankers and others to maximise their salaries ad infinitum while decent working people doing difficult jobs are given a pay cut every year?

  228. 228
    Squaddie says:

    I’m afraid first poster that we have now all rumbled the Islamic extremist trick of playing victim after inciting violence.

    The game is up. No one believes them anymore. Least of all a load of criminal thugs like Hamas.

    We could learn from the Israelis who just like us are facing the threats of a load of Islamicist nutjobs and have survived….

  229. 229
    left watch says:

    BBC really struggling to find any photos of picket lines with more than 5 people, all of them seem to be grossly overweight, no doubt the laziest employees shouting the loudest for more money

  230. 230
    everyone says:

    Hey Nick, – Fuck off

  231. 231
    Dr Death says:

    You know the score son always from the front…never from above..

  232. 232
    Parliament is a gay disco says:

    were they auctioning off Jimmy Saville’s corpse?

  233. 233
    The Socialist Society Of Malnourished Brain Washers says:

    FFS we are starving to death..give me more money..

  234. 234
  235. 235
    Earwig O'Agen says:

    just look at the watch on her wrist! She must be Chucky’s secret squeeze of the week.

  236. 236
    Earwig O'Agen says:

    Chalk and cheese. I wish I could understand what these wimmin find attractive about him that they want to have a piccy taken and splashed around the world on this forum.

  237. 237
    Earwig O'Agen says:

    You must have the droopiest boobs south of the M1.

  238. 238
    peterthepainter says:

    Which is witch?

  239. 239
    Smig says:

    They’ll be fasting…

  240. 240
    Earwig O'Agen says:

    Did she ever do the decent thing and return that dodgy 100 thou she nicked from the public purse?

    Thought not.

  241. 241
    Smig says:

    Unfortunately, the fucckers still get paid.

  242. 242
    Smig says:

    She’s pretty, shame about the lack of intellectual capacity.

    Who’s the gormless mincing spade next to her?

  243. 243
    Earwig O'Agen says:

    Wonderful???

    Lisa, luv, you really do need to get out a lot more (and take those stupid looking rose [red?] tinted glasses off – they don’t suit you at all)

  244. 244
    Smig says:

    Hahaha! Cast that bait. See if he bite’s.

  245. 245
    Smig says:

    Chukka’s dad. Obviously.

  246. 246
    Anonymous says:

    fuck off you prick

  247. 247

    Sorry I thought this thread was about strikes so I ll venture even further off subject .

    Guido –why the D Notice on the post regarding the Snoopers Charter legislation ?

    Honestly you are getting worse than Albania s Enver Hoxe and his Sicuritate……..or was that Caucescu s lot ??

  248. 248
    Someone that lives in the real world says:

    Most of the bankers I know have a First Class degree and normally work 18 hour days. Most of them have had to pay for their own professional financial qualifications. They also appear to spend most of their weekends and holidays glued to their blackberry.

    As we appear to be generalising I assume you’re just a typical lazy, work shy leftard who’s got upset as the good old days of doing fuck all and getting paid are over.

    Dry your eyes fuckface. Your just jealous because bankers are cleverer than you, work hard and therefore get paid more.

  249. 249

    CHUKKA SAYS

    Yeah okay . But what s a 98 percent overall miscalculation between friends .

    I mean it s not as if it was 100 percent is it !

  250. 250

    Is that Ed Balls in the middle ?

    If so he s wearing a stick – on Hitler moustache .

    Shades of his more riotous student days when he went full uniform ??

  251. 251
    Sick of the greed and lies(still) says:

    I am not sure. These pictures are totally different to the ones on the BBC article.
    Someone isn’t reporting straight. *innocent face*

  252. 252
    red ed peoples representative of the republic of doncaster says:

    probably because of all that immigration chuka

  253. 253
    Anonymous says:

    Why is Cameron stomping around threatening to change the law if it’s a damp squib?

  254. 254
    Led by arseholes says:

    +infinity

  255. 255
    Someone that lives in the real world says:

    You’re!

  256. 256
    Despicable nonce watch says:

    If your a member of the magic circle you could ake it all dissappear.

  257. 257
    Not a Tory shill says:

    Yes, the Tories are going to make further anti-strike laws a centre piece of their manifesto because only 8 people went on strike.

  258. 258
    The Voice of Reason says:

    It’s not an Eagle, it’s a Perry Grin Fork Off.

  259. 259
    Gray V'digger says:

    67 years? The Old Testament disagrees. This has been going on since the Hebrews left Egypt, crossed the desert, and declared “God” had given them the area as their promised land of milk and honey!

    This “God” chap needs to show proof of ownership, because this “gift” looks dodgy to me. Has anyone informed the Revenue Service? I bet taxes were avoided!

  260. 260
    harrythebastard says:

    Don’t care Vince Cable is useless we always knew that

  261. 261
    harrythebastard says:

    silly boy , why are luvvies so predictable

  262. 262
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    Every picket I passed in the Victoria and St James area this morning had packed off to pub by 2. Lazy fuckers. Can’t even strike for a full day. They probably got pissed off with people telling them to get back to work and stop behaving like twunts.

  263. 263
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    Might be something to do with him being an utterly clueless fuckwit.

  264. 264
    Charlie Kennedy (MP) says:

    Wouldn’t they be better taking photos outside the relevant Wetherspoons? ….. They might even meet some Lib Dems ….

  265. 265
    Anonymous says:

    Could claw it back through overtime, that is assuming whichever branch of the public sector it is allows overtime, I hear overtime may be pensionable.

  266. 266
    WELL SAID! says:

    +1000000

  267. 267
    Stinton says:

    In my town the council employees are grateful for the taxpayers’ largess and seemed to have worked normally.
    If they had “taken a stand” the unskilled locals would have endeavoured to adjust their attitudes.
    A mere Fifteen Grand, to the hicks in the sticks, is a Princely remuneration.

  268. 268
    J Dromey says:

    It was nice of Grayson to walk over and say hi to Hattie

  269. 269
    Bob cuntface Crow says:

    Spot on.

  270. 270
    Bob cuntface Crow says:

    Teaching.Difficult?

  271. 271
    Bob cuntface Crow says:

    Its a fucking malteser in a suit.

  272. 272
    lojolondon says:

    Regarding the strikes – there were two jobsworths handing out leaflets at Euston. And the Biased BBC didn’t hesitate to show protestors in Birmingham without mentioning the city, clearly no-one bothered to get all the way into London. Another union non-event despite maximum publicity and support from the Biased BBC.

  273. 273

    To be entrusted with a taxpayer funded Council House is a privilege.

    If you do not pay the rent then out you go.

  274. 274
    Tom Catesby says:

    The ‘Luvvies’ return to Liebore, shit, that will really impress the rest of us in the real world.

  275. 275
    Tom Catesby says:

    Was chuckup bidding by phone?

  276. 276
    UK Fred says:

    How many Hamas missiles have been fired at Israel from launching sites in civilian areas including hospitals? Hamas have been using their own civilians as human shields since they started firing missiles. And then they complain when the launch sites are hit that the Israelis are targeting civilian areas!

  277. 277
    Anonymous says:

    Israel/Gaza: UN must impose arms embargo and mandate an international investigation as civilian death toll rises

    “Since Israel launched Operation “Protective Edge” in the early morning of 8 July, more than 100 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip, most of them civilians who were not directly participating in hostilities. This includes at least 24 children and 16 women as of Friday morning. More than 600 people have been wounded, many of them seriously. More than 340 homes in Gaza have been completely destroyed or left uninhabitable and at least five health facilities and three ambulances have been damaged.

    In Israel, at least 20 people have been wounded by rocket attacks and property has been damaged.” Amnesty International, 11 July 2014

    So all Israel aims to do is “defend” herself?

  278. 278
    Anonymous says:

    But the point is:

    ”Pa!estinian rockets are not targeted” – so they sometimes kill civilians.

    “!sraeli missiles are targeted” – and yet they still manage to kill civilians. Why?

  279. 279
    Anonymous says:

    To Room 101, Tory Central Office:

    While the true impact of the strike is unclear, only the hard-right would be conned by all the anti-working class BS. But your big business backers – hoping to keep their tax down – must be proud of all the attacks on the public sector. For giving the impression of being a Watch Dog for the people, you turn out to be a Lap Dog for the rich and powerful. And, while nothing to be proud of, it must be a well paid job?


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