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Congratulations on being part of it!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by giraffe, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    Congratulations to those on strike today.
    Sending a BIG message to this incompetent government!
  2. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    Congratulations to those on strike today.
    Sending a BIG message to this incompetent government!

    ROSIEGIRL Lead commenter

  4. landaise

    landaise Occasional commenter

    So the previous government was competent, in your view OP ????
  5. Captain Obvious

    Captain Obvious New commenter

    I don't see this as something to congratulate (despite voting for it). A strike is a failure of both sides to come to a solution.
    We've now got to pick our toys up and actually sort it all out.
  6. moggycat

    moggycat New commenter

    well done to all those that did take action today. What other options do we have at the moment? Because the goverment are making lots of compromises aren't they (laughs sarcastcally).
  7. Yeah really well done. My guess is that the Government will cave in by teatime having seen the overwhelming message conveyed by the Unions today. Well done Brothers and Sisters.
    Or of course, it will be seen as Union Leaders spoiling for a fight and no matter what the offer these idiots will always have called a strike. Lets face it, the Labour Party have admitted that for every £17 cut by the coalition, they would have cut £16. I drove through the picket line today, and will do on all future occassions a strike is called.
    Where I work, the pickets all drove here, then used staff car parking spaces, I asked them where I was supposed to park, and was told "We would have had to walk 1/4 mile to get here, and we have these placards" Really in touch with the hardship there eh? The numptys actually crossed their own picket line to save them a walk!
  8. moggycat

    moggycat New commenter

    The strike today is a start. Im sure the goverment will get their way. But at least those who have taken strike action today, have not taken the tories' plans lying down.

  9. kareneliot

    kareneliot Occasional commenter

    Interesting picture
    Stop the cuts?
    Fair Pensions?
    Coalition resistance?
    Not everyone seems to be on the same page.
  10. Gawd...isn't it bleedin' obvious that if Milliband was running the show he'd be making similar cuts too?
    I am not a political animal and may even (to my shame) be a fence-sitter so disillusioned am I with the messes successive governments are creating. IMO most politicians are in it for their own ends ultimately. There is very little to choose between any political party. As I have already said...the colour of their ties is the only indicator of difference.
    However, when Bliar (a champagne socialist if there ever was one) handed his poisoned chalice to the poor sap Brown, the country was already in a state. Have we forgotten that? Why did we end up with a coalition? Because any party but Labour was prefered at the time. In a few years time, surprise, surprise, Labour will be at the helm again. I don't need a crystal ball to predict that either.
    Things have worsened - we have a global recession - so of course whichever party is in power is going to be looking for ways to save money long term.
    I believe in one out, all out, so shame on those who'll take any benefits Unions fight for but sneer at and deride the efforts their Union colleagues are making today. You are either in a Union or you are not. Perhaps after this debacle there might be more talk of having ONE union to represent all teachers? That might be the most sensible step forward as it's pretty obvious that many teachers prefer today's pay over tomorrow's conditions.

  11. kareneliot

    kareneliot Occasional commenter

    It's hard to change human nature. Jam today tastes better than jam tomorrow.
  12. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    Particularly just a dodgy promise of jam tomorrow, which is all that public sector pensions are!

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