Saturday, January 31, 2009

Tories 4 Scargill.

Two decades after Margaret Thatcher defeated Arthur Scargill to end the miners strike and bring a semblance of reality to industrial relations we now have Conservative blogs supporting wildcat strikes.

It is unfortunate that these Italian workers have been brought over to the UK just as unemployment in the area they specialise in is rising, and the frustration of the British people who had hoped to get those jobs is understandable. Despite that sympathy, I have to say that if I were an employer one of the qualities in an employee I'd look for is "Does Not Go On Wildcat Strikes".

As this recession deepens, and the UK is particularly afflicted, an awful lot of British people will be grateful that they can look overseas to find work.

4 comments:

JuliaM said...

"...we now have Conservative blogs supporting wildcat strikes."

That is because we now have 'conservatives' who have replaced principles with a lust for power for its own sake...

Mark Wadsworth said...

"Tories 4 Scargill", brilliant.

MattLondon said...

Incredible - and really interesting - discussion of this on Labour Home. It currently ends with one (usually hard nosed lefty) talking sense and quoting facts and everyone else slagging him off - it is as if Labour has actually found something on which it can finally impale itself. Not a word on LabourList!

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