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October 04, 2010

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Iain Gill

funny there are plenty of national rail stations in london that are unstaffed, many with more passengers than many an underground station, never seen boris stand up for the common sense of getting those stations staffed

the economic warfare being waged by the hundreds of thousands of indian nationals in the uk on ict visas (outside the cap) undercutting the uk workforce, paying less tax through the various tax dispensations, clogging up our state schools and nhs with their families, and STEALING THE VERY IP THIS COUNTRY NEEDS TO COMPETE IN THE WORLD is doing a whole lot more ecomic damage to the uk than one day of stike on the underground but boris wants to see more of this

dont think boris is credible and he sure is not standing up for the ordinary workers of london just repeating the CBI line

Super Blue

The underground rail strikes are solely the fault of Indians now?!

George W. Potter

Quite right. How dare these bloody soviets exercise their democratic right to cote for strike action with a majority vote in protest at the threat to public safety!

Holly

Iain Gill.
You creatively forgot to mention in your comment who was in government when all these Indians poped over & nicked all the jobs,and are now 'clogging up'our schools and NHS.
Whatever state this country is in at the moment it is 100% down to Labour....THEIR watch...THEIR F*** UP!
Nice try though.Well done.

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With less than 50% turnout George and politically motivated? I think you should look up the word democracy again!

David Lindsay

Bob Crow is a far less significant figure than Arthur Scargill ever was, and even Scargill was essentially peripheral to the trade union movement. The RMT is no longer affiliated to the Labour Party, although it did fund a small Hard Left, Welsh separatist party the only ever Leader of which, until as late as January of this year, was recently welcomed with open arms and considerable fanfare by David Cameron. If Crow and his union were calling strikes, however disruptive, anywhere else, then he, it and they would be completely ignored by the "national" media.

But what if our anti-union laws were indeed to be made even more draconian, as desired by a sexually dissolute and pro-drugs Ottoman aristocrat of very recent extraction who has publicly recited the Shahada in Arabic, who was elected Mayor of London as a joint candidate with the BNP, and who surrounds himself with veterans of the Revolutionary Communist Party? If fifty per cent of those eligible would have to vote in favour of action, then why allow only such action as is permissible under the current legislation?

Why not allow, say, sympathetic action of a clearly secondary character, such as a work to rule in support of a strike, within a single industry or corporation? Provided, of course, that the fifty per cent threshold had been reached. Think on.

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