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Strikes To 'Cripple The UK' - 'LABOURS WAY, OR WE ALL PAY!'

----We are damned if we vote the bastards out, and damned if we don't... VOTE LABOUR - Then the 'BROTHERS' won't make the nation pay!
Sorry, but I see a pattern emerging... 100 years of it...
No-one wants or deserves job losses, and there is NO correct way... other than REMEMBERING WHY THEY ARE DOING THIS! Sorry, but I honestly HOPE that strikers cause MORE job losses if they are going to hold a nation to ransom... we are well renowned for never giving way to terrorist demands.
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Labour are right behind you, Harriet Harman tells strike-hungry
union chiefs
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By Becky Barrow and Tim Shipman
Last updated at 11:43 AM on 14th September 2010
* Harman says unions have democratic right to protest
* Brendan Barber: 'Every public service is under threat'
* Cuts 'will make Britain 'darker, brutish and more frightening'
* RMT chief Bob Crow: 'We lie down or stand up and fight'
* Union giants join forces for series of co-ordinated strikes
* Downing Street says PM wants to work WITH unions
Harriet Harman backed a union campaign against spending cuts yesterday by saying Labour would support coordinated strike action.
The acting opposition leader spoke out as union chiefs declared
war on the ‘demolition Government’ and warned of ‘a movement of such scale that you have never seen before’.
At the opening of the Trades Union Congress annual conference in Manchester, they said a bitter fight against the cuts had begun – and would not end until they won.
Union members voted yesterday to co-ordinate their actions for
maximum impact, with just one delegate – pilot Jim McAuslan – in a room of 700 voting against the plan.
It means Britain is facing a bitter series of strikes, protests,
demonstrations and civil disobedience which could start as early as next month and last for years.
In a dramatic lurch to the left by Labour, which condemned
widespread strike action while in government, Miss Harman
endorsed plans for a nationwide campaign of civil disobedience
and workplace walk-outs saying Labour would support union
attempts to ‘campaign, demonstrate and protest’.
Speaking at the TUC, she said: ‘We will not be silenced by the
right wing charaterising protest as undemocratic. Trade
unionists have the democratic right to protest.
‘We will not be deterred by suggestions that this is illegitimate. It is perfectly within the law. We will not be cowed by accusations that this is irresponsible and putting services at risk – the very opposite is true. We will fight back.’
In a series of furious attacks on the coalition Government, union barons attacked the cuts which they branded ‘a chainsaw to our public services’.
Brendan Barber, general secretary of the TUC, said it stood ready to co-ordinate industrial action and slammed the ‘insulting claptrap’ of Government ministers.
He added: ‘But what we’ve now got is not just a coalition
government, but a demolition government.
‘The government’s determination to drive through massive
spending cuts, which will not only devastate the services we rely on, will do untold damage to our economic prospects.’
He warned that the cuts would ‘make Britain a darker, brutish,
more frightening place’.
Gail Cartmel, of Unite, Britain’s biggest union, said: ‘The fight
ahead of us is the fight of our lives, and it is the fight we must
win.’
Union bosses vowed to enlist support from workers who do not
belong to unions, but object to cuts.
The impact of their actions could be crippling, with unions
affiliated to the TUC representing around 6.5million workers.
Dave Prentis, of Unison, the largest public sector union, warned: ‘We will move to co-ordinate industrial action to defend all that we hold dear.’ To wild applause, he said it was not his members who should be facing a pay freeze, but ‘greedy and arrogant’ bankers.
Matt Wrack, of the Fire Brigades Union, warned: ‘This is not a
war on the poor but a war on the majority of the population.’
He said the cuts, which will be outlined at the comprehensive
spending review in October, were lunacy.
Mark Serwotka, of the Public and Commerical Services Union,
said strikes were inevitable unless the Government changed
direction.
He said he did not want ‘a single penny to be cut and not a single job to be lost’.
Bob Crow, the militant leader of the Rail Maritime and
Transport union, urged delegates to stand up and fight.
But Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude said yesterday that
government spending was unsustainable.
‘We literally can’t carry on like that,’ he said. Speaking to Radio
4’s Today programme, he said the pain will be distributed as
fairly as possible.
Labour leadership favourite David Miliband last night spoke out
against plans for mass protest.
The shadow foreign secretary refused to say that he would join a union rally against the coalition’s cuts next month.
He was the only Labour leadership candidate to stop short of a
pledge to turn out for the protest on October 19, the day before details of the spending review are published.
In a stark warning about the dangers of union plans to oppose
all cuts, Mr Miliband said ‘opposition was not enough’ and
warned that protests risk alienating the public.
He said the focus should be on political action to throw the
Tories out. ‘Let’s get voters back on our side. Unless we have got public opinion on our side we are not going to succeed,’ he said.
‘These plans need to be defeated. But they will only be defeated if they are defeated politically.’
In a break with tradition, no Cabinet minister is addressing this
year’s TUC after an invitation to Business Secretary Vince Cable
was withdrawn.
International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell, who
attended a fringe meeting, said: ‘What we’re looking for from the TUC this week is a constructive approach to how we tackle these problems.’ Mr Mitchell is thought to be the first Tory minister
ever to speak at the TUC conference.
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THE INDEPENDENT
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Union leaders warn of strikes and deep unrest over 'cuts that hurt poor'
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TUC annual conference will hear calls for industrial action and
national demonstrations spreading to 2011. Nigel Morris reports

Monday, 13 September 2010
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Harriet Harman: Labour's acting leader says party feels 'militant' about planned cuts in public services.
Union leaders will today endorse plans for the biggest show of
industrial muscle for two decades including co-odinated
industrial action, days of protest and national demonstrations
against the Government's austerity measures. Brendan Barber,
the TUC general secretary, will evoke the spirit of the poll-tax
protests at the opening of the TUC's annual conference in
Manchester today.
The resistance is expected to begin next month, on the eve of
Chancellor George Osborne's comprehensive spending review,
and come to a head in spring 2011 as the impact of the cuts begins to be felt. Some left-wing unions are pressing for more dramatic action, calling for strikes to begin this year or even raising the prospect of campaigns of civil disobedience against the cuts. The divisions over tactics will be made clear as the TUC begins its annual gathering with a debate over how to defend spending on public services.
A study by the GMB union yesterday suggested that 150,000
posts are being cut in 150 public-sector organisations, including government departments, NHS trusts, police authorities and the fire service. Analysis by The Independent last week also discovered that 45,000 job losses are already in the pipeline in
local authorities as town halls attempt to cut spending by about 25 per cent.
The TUC will approve joint campaigns of industrial action, at
local and national level, against redundancies, pay-cuts and
reductions to pension entitlements. The unions will attempt to
tap into wider community opposition to the spending squeeze in an attempt to create a "progressive alliance", arguing that the
pace of the cuts is reckless and that jobs vital to the quality of life
will be lost.
Plans are being drawn up for a lobby of Parliament on 19
October, the day before the spending cuts are detailed, and for a national protest next March. The unions will have Labour's
broad backing regardless of which of the leadership contenders, who will appear at a TUC hustings today, wins the contest.
Harriet Harman, the party's acting leader, who also addresses the conference today, said yesterday that no one wanted to see
strikes, but added that Labour felt "militant" about the effect of
the planned cuts on public services.
Mr Barber yesterday stressed that the movement did not envisage a general strike, but acknowledged that "difficult disputes" were ahead as unions sought to defend jobs and conditions. He is attempting to keep some lines of communications open with the government in the hope that will be "fruitful" confrontations
rather than head-on ones.
But Bob Crow, the hardline general secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport union, called for a campaign of civil
disobedience, suggesting that protesters could block major roads by sitting on them. Referring to protests by the Fathers For Justice group, he said: "Maybe we need Batman climbing up 10 Downing street, and Spider-Man on Buckingham Palace." He added: "Unions should also link up together because we are confronting the same enemy; otherwise they will be picked off one at a time."
Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial
Services union, which represents civil servants, also called for
co-ordinated protests to prevent a "bleak" future for workers. He warned that industrial action was inevitable and could start as early as this year. Mr Serwotka said 100,000 civil service posts had already been lost in six years, but added: "We ain't seen nothing yet. People are very worried and demoralised and are just waiting for things to get worse."
But Les Bayliss, who is standing to become the general secretary of Unite, warned that a wave of public-sector strikes would be counter-productive, turning trade unionists into the "villains of the piece". He said: "The story will get changed from government savagery to union militancy. The Tories will hit us with even more restrictive laws and working people will look away in disgust."
As ministers continue negotiations over ways of cutting the
£155bn national deficit, the government was thrown on the
defensive by a leaked letter from Mr Osborne which outlined
plans to cut benefits for the sick and disabled by £2.5bn a year.
According to the memo, he signalled that agreement had been
reached to make the saving on spending on the employment and support allowance, the successor to incapacity benefit.
The move was described by Labour as a "vicious cut on the
poorest" and condemned by disability charities. But Danny
Alexander, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, said things had
"moved on" since the letter was written. He told Sky News:
"Tackling the enormous deficit that Labour left us with is
essential to underpinning the economic recovery. If we don't do that in the way that the Labour leadership candidates (who seem to be in denial about the mess that they left the country in) would say, then we would end up in a worse economic position than if we took the action we are taking to reduce the deficit."
The TUC yesterday released research concluding that the poorest 10 per cent of people will be hit 13 times harder by the cuts than the richest 10 per cent in the year 2012-13. It echoed a study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies which described Mr Osborne's Budget as generally "regressive", hitting the poorest the hardest in the long term.
The TUC said single parents and pensioners would bear the brunt of the cuts, which would also fall more heavily in the North than the South of England. Mr Barber said: "This is the classic doublethink. They might say progressive, but these cuts will
make the poll tax look as if it was dreamt up by Robin Hood."


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  • The Left wing gravy train has hit the Buffers at 100mph.
    Labour stuffed local councils and Government departments with their extreme left wing fruitcake supporters on BIG wages.
    Normal workers have had to suffer these freaks for years who had nothing else to do but stick their noses in workers business .
    Now the Cuts as the Gravy train hit the buffers and I bet these Cronies keep their jobs and the workers get sacked...

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    • Thanks for the real story. It was pretty much as I figured. I'm not from there but my dad was in the British Army in WW2 (combat unit in Europe) it just pisses me off to see the country dragged down to the shitty mess it is now by these vile left-wing swine.

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    • I agree with your comments, vax, and I hate the fact that the Unions have regained the stranglehold on us as it was in the 70's and early 80's.
      I also believe that unions have a very valid purpose, but they are screwing their members sideways. Surely everyone can see the kosh their holding over everyones head, though?
      Scargill was a savage. He tried to stick one into Thatcher... she couldn't back down! Not with the political and national/anti-british fervour at that time. I agree with her stand. More..

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    • "Governments never learn. Only people learn."

      - Milton Friedman

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  • Harriet Harman is a hypocrite and literally insane. She claimed fatherhood was unnecessary, said selective education institutions were wrong yet proceeded to send one of her children to a private school. She is in favor of 'positive discrimination' i.e to make it legal for somebody to refuse to hire someone because they are white and/or not part of an ethnic minority. She proposes all black and all female candidate lists for elections (no longer is it a case of the best person for the job). She More..

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  • The most annoying thing about the strikes is the fact that it's mostly the middle class workers who are going on strike.
    Union action and strike action are supposed to be about defending the working class and securing decent wages and rights at work, not lining the pockets of the well off public sector workers. It's pathetic. Whats worse is that 'New Labour' (aka act left wing and for the people but in actuality, sell everything and outsource all of the work the government should do to semi pri More..

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    • agree with most of what you say,except your anti war stance.We should fight islamic exstremism,on its own ground,not here.Second a hell of alot of people claiming disabilty,are welfare scroungers,weed out the lazy f..ks.Iknow of people driving cars,buying their own houses,all payed for by dhss.

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    • There's no point fighting in Afghanistan or anywhere in the middle east, if you really think countries like that are concerned with turning us into Muslims you've been brainwashed by liveleak or corporate news. We're only there for two reasons, America and money.
      Money for the Turkmenistan pipeline, and America, well we're the sidekick in the one sided special relationship, since the end of the empire they're our only claim to any kind of international power. Strong leadership and isolation unti More..

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    • I know we are in the middle east for the oil,but lets face facts,without it the west will go back to the stone age.oil is the life blood of all western economies.If we allow iran,or any other country control the supply,we would be signing our own death warrent,million in the west would die.you are suggesting isolation,of england,as this is the only way, you could bring in the laws you suggest,without interferance and sanctions from europe.i.e court of human rights ect.As for saying the bomber on More..

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    • Again all very true and fair points, It's not as if anything either of us want is going to happen though so it's kinda pointless what we think lol.

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    • Fucking hell... have you and drivenwell2 evr thought about forming a coalition government? lol. Sort the war/attack/defence differences out... where do I stick my mark? hahahaaa
      Personally, I'd add a North Atlantic trade agreement, but wtf do I know? lmao.

      Great comments, a lot to think about! Thanks guys...

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  • What a dilemma British voters have, should they vote for Group A : Communist, Muslim loving homos, or vote for Group B : Communist, Muslim loving homos

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  • Can't think why anyone would vote conservative anyway, unless they where middle class big pension leeches or ' sun' tabloid comic morons.

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  • New Labour brought Muslims and countless other dregs of the 3rd world into Britain by the millions, and put them all on welfare. Now these Communist homos @ New Labour are going to fix things? This is like the Twilight Zone.

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    • Immigration has been encouraged by EVERY Government since the end of the second world war mate. I don't remember Thatcher turning immigrants away, do you?

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    • Dude, if you're going to make ad-hoc comments like that, all you do is make yourself look silly. Can you quantify you're argument, or are your statistical skills made up from and extreme right wing site, erm, like say, liveleak?

      For instance, did you know the UK only has 1.3% indigenous Pakistani muslims and that a whopping 92% ethnic white and 2% ethnic black? Moreover, the UK has a bigger Indian population who are nothing but a credit to integration and the UK economy.

      The United States of A More..

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    • Okay there, Adolf.

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    • your right there mate,the tory party like immigrant cheap workers,and the labour party like migrants they know will vote for them.So we are f..ked both ways.

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  • *and Communist dirt bags, can't forget them, gotta love those UAF retards ... lol

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  • 'United Against Fascism' (UAF) ... the radical left's (and probably funded by New Labour) hired street urchins and goon squads.

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  • Good grief ... if the Daily Mail is your source on any story you would be better served just asking CONservative HQ.

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    • The Independent is underneath, Rookies... I was going to add the Guardians viewpoint to give the other extreme, but it was sycophantic beyond belief! If you have 1 leg, are lesbian, in a minority group, and have a speech impediment... you're quids in with their policy!

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  • You have NO right to demand the fruits of workers labor for less than they are willing to sell them. Workers have every right to go on strike if they don't like the deals the bosses or their bought-and-paid for politicians offer them. That also holds true if YOU are the boss and it's say, transit workers striking. If you decide to demand wage cuts for teachers and bus drivers hoping to lower your taxes, don't be surprised when nobody will drive your busses or teach in your schools.

    Shit-if it w More..

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