FOR the smacking Marxists plotting to paralyze Britain and sabotage the Queen’s platinum jubilee, this livelihood crisis is a godsend.
It provides a cover for direct action against Boris Johnson’s Tory government and the ‘believe it when we see it’ promises that won them the election.
The militants have been itching for a fight from the moment BoJo entered number ten.
Now they can use inflation, food shortages and the choice between heating and eating as pretexts for the biggest rail shutdown since the 1926 national strike.
Public sector unions are tripping over each other in a race to follow suit.
Communist Alex Gordon’s 40,000-strong RMT union is poised to hit the nuclear button — in a single step from saber-rattling to all-out war over wage freezes and job threats.
But that has little to do with the conditions for workers who are already earning £60,000 a year – more than double the average wage.
As in the 1980s, when King Coal Arthur Scargill mobilized the miners against Margaret Thatcher, this was an attempt to crush a democratically elected government.
Remember, these far-left barons are Labour’s paymasters.
Ministers have belatedly announced plans to protect vital public services. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will “draft” legislation requiring emergency workers to operate the railways during a strike – a plan first unveiled in the elections more than two years ago.
What a farce. These provisions should have already been in place in the face of obvious threats of industrial anarchy.
Strikes affecting essential services – railroads, schools, prisons, hospitals – should be banned as a condition of employment.
wall of misery
Why should the suffering British public be thrown to the wolves before their government takes action to protect them?
A Government source says: “I think everyone will understand why this has not been a priority during the Covid pandemic.”
As they say in America, a competent political leader should be able to “walk and chew gum at the same time.”
This is a national emergency. As a nation, we are on the brink of hitting a wall of misery unprecedented in modern times.
We are at the foot of a vicious wage-price spiral that we never expected to see again.
Expenses exceed revenue – by more than 11 percent according to the respected retail price index.
Inflation could soon hit 15 percent if April’s NIC tax hikes and higher energy bills kick in.
Households could soon be paying £3,000 a year to heat and light their homes.
chasing wage demands to catch up.
No government could have completely prevented this crisis.
But hateful Corbynist union barons have chosen this moment to “bring the country to a standstill.”
In an act of pure malice, Tube employees, who make up to £100,000 a year, will close stations near Buckingham Palace as crowds descend on London to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.
Four decades after strike-ready print unions lost a similar war on new technology on Fleet Street, why should railroad barons still be able to hold us all ransom for driverless trains?
Mr Shapps warned the strike could put passengers off rail travel at a time when post-Covid networks were already “on financial life support”. “We really hope they wake up and smell the coffee,” he said wistfully.
These leftists are on a power trip and government threats will not stop them now.
How predictable – and shameful – union leader Keir Starmer has nothing serious to say about this rampant bullying.
His mealy appeal to end the strikes was slammed yesterday by a former comrade.
“Make no mistake, hard-line unions are the cancer at the heart of the far left – and have a significant and pernicious impact on Labor,” stormed former Labor MP Ian Austin.
“Sir Keir should stand up to the transport unions and denounce the chaos they are planning – and distance himself from other unions who are threatening action.
“Rather than take on the tough leftist saboteurs, Sir Keir still spoils them.
“The blunt truth is that the public will never elect politicians who do not have the power to oppose the unions.”
PRITI DAMPING THE FLOOD
Kudos to Priti Patel, who has fought through hell and high water against left-wing lawyers, shroud-waving charities – and critics within her own party – to stem the tide of illegal migrants crossing the English Channel.
Some of those already here say they would rather be sent home than to Rwanda.
This is the perfect example of the “Nudge Theory” in action – encouraging sensible behavior through suggestion rather than coercion.
Once the thousands waiting along the French coast realize that the home secretary is not bluffing, the vicious process of criminal human smuggling should come to a halt.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5398530/rail-unions-throw-brits-to-wolves-new-strikes/ Militant railway bosses throw long-suffering Brits to the wolf with new strikes