Strike? What Strike?

200,000 civil servants apparently joined picket lines to protest over job cuts, in their first national strike for 11 years. The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union said the strike action against government plans to axe more than 100,000 jobs had been a “huge success” forcing the closure of museums, disrupting driving tests, job centres, benefit offices and customs. He said: “The British Museum and the Science Museum have been closed and ports of entry have been affected.”

So the unions stopped some kids seeing steam engines at the Science Museum. Well done brothers and sisters. Ronald Reagan responded to an air traffic controllers strike by sacking the lot of them for breach of contract. Here is our chance to get rid of a burden on the taxpayers – sack the lot of ’em. Driving tests can be outsourced to the British School of Motoring, job centres and benefit offices don’t need replacing at all and the customs officers can be dispensed with by legalising drugs and the abolition of alcohol duty. We can but dream…. Did anyone actually notice the strike? Lets hope they strike for the rest of the year.




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Jo Swinson on Chris Rennard…

“Vince — and Tim before him — have repeatedly, publicly said Rennard is not welcome anywhere near their frontbench team, even as an adviser. I remain deeply frustrated that he was not expelled from the party through its disciplinary process. It just feels wrong, and I do not want Lord Rennard to continue as a member of the party. As far as I am concerned, he is not welcome.”

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