The Tube strike

Once again London endures a political strike by sheep being led by wolves…

Yesterday, the London Underground was brought to a halt by people who want to see democracy in this country brought to an end. People like Mick Whelan of ASLEF, Manuel Cortez of TSSA, Mick Cash of RMT and the inevitable and omnipresent Len McCluskey of Unite.

These are not reasonable people. IMHO these are not people with the best interests of their members at heart. These are people with their own best interests at heart. People interested in protecting and enhancing their positions of power and influence. People who want a summer of discontent to bring down a properly democratically elected government by means of industrial blackmail. People who want to replace the government with puppets under their control.

These are people whose insensitivity knows no bounds as is evidenced by their announcement of yesterday’s strike on the 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist atrocity this country has ever experienced on home soil and, worse, one perpetrated on the very rail network they have shut down.

Read the social media. Their own members are posting that they don’t agree with strike action which they see as politically motivated and which has no place in the 21st century industrial world. One I read this morning said he was ashamed to be on strike but was too intimidated by the union bully boys to stand up and say so.

This is the sort of behaviour that brought down the Labour Party in Scotland and cost them votes in England. Labour has lost it’s way and had it’s day. It’s a union plaything. The sooner it disappears and takes the union barons with it, the better. It needs to reinvent itself, rediscover it’s values and principle, and assert it’s authority over the Unions. That or be consigned to the dustbin of political history like the Liberal Democrats.

I predicted this would happen and I predict it will continue to happen as the lefties try to bring down the government. It’s Scargillism all over again.

Thatcher stood up to them and won. It’s my fervent hope that this government will do the same.


5 responses to “The Tube strike

  1. Thankfully, we're a very long way from the situation that pertained in the late 70's early 80's. In those days union disputes relied heavily on public support, and for a while largely received it. As soon as large swathes of the public were inconvenienced by strike action, and strikers became perceived as “greedy bastards” who were already lucky to have a job, then public support disappeared. Events came to a head during the “Winter of Discontent” and led to Margaret Thatcher being elected in 1979, very much on a platform of “union reforms”. The measures introduced by her government and subsequently have to a very large degree emasculated the unions.

    The likes of Whelan, Cortez and McCluskey (fine old English names those aren't they?) are trying very hard to justify their existence, and no doubt their considerable remuneration packages as well. I'm sure the travelling public in London will not stand for it. Those on strike want to be careful, there are hordes of foreigners just chomping at the bit for a chance to take their jobs – and don't tell me that can't happen because of training and H&S laws – they'll find out just how quickly a government can act under these circumstances.

  2. These days they don't seem to give a toss about public support.

    The deal for the Tube drivers is generous. It's not about the money – it's about screwing the employers so that all the other public service workers can go on strike and point at what the tube workers got.

    “But they got more than that – what about us?” I hear them yelling. Greedy cunts.

  3. London tube underground and railway workers are among the most generously paid of any industry in the country. It is the prime reason rail fares in Britain are the most expensive in the world. Forget the high cost of rail infrastructure. This money comes from share holder long term investment, who hope to make profit from more rail journeys by existing passengers and increased ticket sales in general. Price jacking of the railway fares to pay for these infrastructure costs is a lie. Rail ticket price jacking is solely to pay the rail workers their inflated wages and salaries.

    When a voting ballot is called by their union masters for strike action, the railway worker members shouldn't feel they are bullied to vote yes. Just agree yes to your masters, and put an 'X' on the no box of the ballet paper you moron. Then there are the selfish rail and tube workers. The ones who can well afford no pay for a day or two off work, so they vote yes for strike action to have some lazy time off work. Saying 'fuck you paying customers, I'm all right Jack'.

  4. It's all Greek to me.

  5. Notice that the union 'leaders', no matter what the result of any action actually is, are never ever hit in the pocket. Scargill is a fine example of a loser that actually won. All those men he personally got out of work, he didn't hurt himself.