Sunday 22 May 2022

Strike Back

To impose a "minimum staffing requirement" during a strike would in fact be to ban strike action itself. Don't tell me it's Brexit. No one fought harder for that than the RMT and ASLEF, and their reasons were those of the Red Wall voters who swung the referendum for Leave. The EU never prevented any previous attack on workers' rights, and would not have prevented this one.

At a push, Labour might vote against this. But it would certainly not give any commitment to repeal it. Labour never gives any commitment to repeal any of the bad things that this Government does, and it rarely even bothers to vote against them. So don't vote Labour. Make alternative arrangements. I am not politically homeless. I am going to be voting for myself again. How about you?


  1. What do you think of giving DWP staff the power of arrest?

    1. A bad idea even if it were also being given to HMRC, which it is not.