Posts Tagged “strike”

In defence of Jeremy Clarkson. Yes, really.

by Stephen Tall on December 1, 2011

Jeremy Clarkson is an attention-seeking controversialist. That’s his stock in trade. He’s about as close as the British have come to embracing America’s shock-jock cult. And he was at it again yesterday — seeking attention, being controversial — when he appeared on BBC1′s The One Show and suggested striking public sector workers should be shot […]

Cable and Alexander on union strike threats: there’s got to be pensions reform, but we want to negotiate

by Stephen Tall on June 18, 2011

With trade unions threatening “sustained and indefinite” strike action if the Coalition goes ahead with its aims to reform public sector pensions in line with Labour peer Lord Hutton’s recommendations, Lib Dem cabinet ministers have been sticking to a simple message to calm the situation: there has to be reform, but we’re very hapy to […]