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vidcapper
post Sep 29 2017, 02:35 PM
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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/se...ption-next-week

A foretaste of what will be happening on a daily basis if we're ever foolish enough to make Corbyn PM...
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post Sep 29 2017, 02:51 PM
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Famously, Labour Prime Ministers have a terrible relationship with union leaders and industrial disputes are far more frequent than under the Tories.
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post Sep 29 2017, 07:35 PM
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QUOTE(Soy Adrián @ Sep 29 2017, 03:51 PM) *
Famously, Labour Prime Ministers have a terrible relationship with union leaders and industrial disputes are far more frequent than under the Tories.

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post Sep 29 2017, 07:36 PM
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QUOTE(vidcapper @ Sep 29 2017, 03:35 PM) *
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/se...ption-next-week

A foretaste of what will be happening on a daily basis if we're ever foolish enough to make Corbyn PM...

ASLEF and the RMT have been striking on a regular basis for my entire lifetime. Not sure why you think Corbyn being elected would make a difference on that one.
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post Sep 29 2017, 08:00 PM
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QUOTE(vidcapper @ Sep 29 2017, 03:35 PM) *
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/se...ption-next-week

A foretaste of what will be happening on a daily basis if we're ever foolish enough to make Corbyn PM...


Yes and your ban from this site is a foretaste of what is to come if you keep spouting unsubstantiated bollocks.
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post Sep 30 2017, 05:33 AM
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QUOTE(Qassändra @ Sep 29 2017, 08:36 PM) *
ASLEF and the RMT have been striking on a regular basis for my entire lifetime. Not sure why you think Corbyn being elected would make a difference on that one.


The difference is that he would repeal the legislation that bans wildcat strikes, and ones that don't have majority approval by union members.

QUOTE(Doctor Blind @ Sep 29 2017, 09:00 PM) *
Yes and your ban from this site is a foretaste of what is to come if you keep spouting unsubstantiated bollocks.


Oh, very democratic of you - it that what will happen to all who oppose Corbyn if he became PM? rolleyes.gif

Personally, I would be delighted if my fears over a Corbyn-led gov't never had the chance to be substantiated...
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post Sep 30 2017, 06:52 AM
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QUOTE(vidcapper @ Sep 30 2017, 06:33 AM) *
The difference is that he would repeal the legislation that bans wildcat strikes, and ones that don't have majority approval by union members.
Oh, very democratic of you - it that what will happen to all who oppose Corbyn if he became PM? rolleyes.gif

Personally, I would be delighted if my fears over a Corbyn-led gov't never had the chance to be substantiated...

WWhy should it be more difficult to vote for strike action than it is to do something as drastic and long-lasting as leaving the EU?
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post Sep 30 2017, 07:29 AM
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QUOTE(Suedehead2 @ Sep 30 2017, 07:52 AM) *
WWhy should it be more difficult to vote for strike action than it is to do something as drastic and long-lasting as leaving the EU?


How can someone who, like me, is old enough to remember events like the 'Winter Of Discontent' seriously suggest handing unions back that sort of power? huh.gif
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QUOTE(vidcapper @ Sep 30 2017, 08:29 AM) *
How can someone who, like me, is old enough to remember events like the 'Winter Of Discontent' seriously suggest handing unions back that sort of power? huh.gif

When did I suggest that? I was asking specifically about the newly-introduced requirements for a strike ballot to be successful - requirements that do not apply to any elections - local or national - and did not apply to the referendum.
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post Sep 30 2017, 08:56 AM
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QUOTE(Suedehead2 @ Sep 30 2017, 09:29 AM) *
When did I suggest that? I was asking specifically about the newly-introduced requirements for a strike ballot to be successful - requirements that do not apply to any elections - local or national - and did not apply to the referendum.


My apologies, I didn't realise that's what you were referring to. blush.gif
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post Sep 30 2017, 06:10 PM
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QUOTE(vidcapper @ Sep 30 2017, 06:33 AM) *
The difference is that he would repeal the legislation that bans wildcat strikes, and ones that don't have majority approval by union members.
Oh, very democratic of you - it that what will happen to all who oppose Corbyn if he became PM?

Personally, I would be delighted if my fears over a Corbyn-led gov't never had the chance to be substantiated...

But you keep saying you want the UK to take back control! You can't be picky about which anti EU party leader is in power that wasn't on the ballot....
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post Sep 30 2017, 06:15 PM
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QUOTE(vidcapper @ Sep 29 2017, 03:35 PM) *
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/se...ption-next-week

A foretaste of what will be happening on a daily basis if we're ever foolish enough to make Corbyn PM...

You will only have yourself to blame if the economy tanks due to brexit and the Tories get booted out....oops consequences!
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Also on strike that day is Northern Rail, Southern Rail, Merseyrail & Greater Anglia! (who are striking Tuesday too)
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post Oct 1 2017, 05:37 AM
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QUOTE(popchartfreak @ Sep 30 2017, 07:10 PM) *
But you keep saying you want the UK to take back control! You can't be picky about which anti EU party leader is in power that wasn't on the ballot....


As you say, the issue is more one of whom the PM will be, rather than which party is in power next.

QUOTE(popchartfreak @ Sep 30 2017, 07:15 PM) *
You will only have yourself to blame if the economy tanks due to brexit and the Tories get booted out....oops consequences!


At least you said 'if' for once, previous you've treated it as a certainty.
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post Oct 1 2017, 10:04 AM
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QUOTE(vidcapper @ Oct 1 2017, 06:37 AM) *
As you say, the issue is more one of whom the PM will be, rather than which party is in power next.
At least you said 'if' for once, previous you've treated it as a certainty.


never claimed it was certain, just stressed all evidence so far is that it will be in the complete absence of any evidence that it won't be....
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post Oct 1 2017, 10:08 AM
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QUOTE(popchartfreak @ Oct 1 2017, 11:04 AM) *
never claimed it was certain, just stressed all evidence so far is that it will be in the complete absence of any evidence that it won't be....


What evidence is that then?

Perhaps the we currently have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the EU? rolleyes.gif
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post Oct 4 2017, 10:57 PM
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QUOTE(vidcapper @ Oct 1 2017, 11:08 AM) *
What evidence is that then?

Perhaps the we currently have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the EU? rolleyes.gif

And the lowest growth rate. The growth rate is a more reliable figure as there are no dodges such as counting people on zero hours contracts as "employed".
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post Oct 5 2017, 05:27 AM
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QUOTE(Suedehead2 @ Oct 4 2017, 11:57 PM) *
And the lowest growth rate. The growth rate is a more reliable figure as there are no dodges such as counting people on zero hours contracts as "employed".


Don't other EU countries have zero-hour contracts, then?

They are a bit of a grey area where job stats are concerned - halfway between employed & unemployed. unsure.gif

Besides, I cannot imagine for one second that other EU countries don't have their own ways of fudging unemployment figures. wink.gif


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