Union Strikes Threaten London 2012 Olympics
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  • WigWag

    If I were in a British labor union I might have a lot to worry about, but one thing I wouldn’d spend too much time worrying about is Prime Minister Cameron. To paraphrase Lloyd Bentsen, David Cameron is no Margaret Thatcher.

  • David Barnes

    Don’t believe the hype.

    Quote: “England’s public sector trade unions, some of the hardest line defenders of the blue social model anywhere on earth”

    Not really. The militant tendancy has been so thoroughly broken since the 1980s that the current leader of the labour party (who’s party is almost entirely funded by these very unions) last week told them in no uncertain terms to reject strikes as a method of protest. He knew he could do this and still receive his subscriptions because he knows that the unions know that they have marginal and declining public support. More so, there are growing arguments for ‘pre-emptive’ legislation to outlaw strikes against critical infrastructure.

    Nobody, but nobody, takes talk of strikes against the 2012 Olympics as anything but false overblown bluster. There is simply nothing in it for them. The Economist is guilty of a rare piece of lazy ‘journalism’.

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