RAIL strike union bosses claim they are performing for personnel. What tosh.
Lower-compensated nurses, bar employees and cleaners stranded by the walkouts are the genuine victims, not £54,000-a-calendar year prepare drivers.
If you have any uncertainties about the political character of the dispute, seem at wrecker-in-chief Mick Lynch. The £124,000-a-yr RMT common secretary wishes to drag Britain to the chaos of the 1970s when Marxist union barons held sway.
This wannabe Arthur Scargill admits he is “nostalgic for the ability and control” militant unions as soon as wielded. Meanwhile millions of normal Brits are pawns in his cynical video game.
Keir Starmer’s silence is shameful, if barely stunning.
Given that Sir Keir took charge, unions gearing up for a summer of discontent have stuffed his party’s pockets with £10million in donations.
Taxpayers shelled out £16billion to prop up the railways during the pandemic and are still forking out a fortune for 50 %-empty trains.
The financial commitment is unsustainable and around fifty percent of the general public concur the 11 per cent fork out declare is totally unreasonable.
Boris Johnson need to steel himself for this union fight. He basically are not able to pay for to reduce.
THE real price tag of the migrant deadlock is staggering: an believed 10,000 unsuccessful or missing asylum-seekers have been dwelling in the British isles for over ten yrs.
About 3,500 of them have vanished into the underground economy. Quite a few far more are even now combating scandalously extended legal battles, no doubt managed by taxpayer-funded legal assist and point out added benefits.
No speculate Residence Secretary Priti Patel is furious at the delays to her Rwanda plan to deter illegal Channel crossings.
Among its main critics are hand-wringing bishops and archbishops, who explain the Rwanda system as shameful.
But at the same time the Church of England has boosted its investments in controversial agency Alibaba, which enjoys close ties with the brutal Chinese communist regime.
It’s time clerics practised what they preach.
THE new commander of the British Military says there is now “a burning vital to forge an army able of battling alongside our allies and defeating Russia in battle”.
Standard Sir Patrick Sanders recognises the new realities in Europe and the reality our Military spending plan has been slice to the bone.
The standard cry will go up: We just cannot manage to fund it. But pursuing the Ukrainian war, can we afford to pay for not to?
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