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    GiantMidget
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    @boothy 351118 wrote:

    well arent you a nice little tory. unions fuckin up the country? unions are essential to safeguard the rights of workers. i love how the link you posted is from the daily fuckin mail. you might as well wear a t-shirt saying “i love thatcher”

    How do you know he’s a Tory, Just cos he put a link from the daily mail? My mum reads the daily mail, does that make her a Tory? :you_crazy

    Surely you can appreciate people’s anger from these strikes though mate? Not knocking ya boothy but that comment is a bit harsh imo.

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    Also can i get one of them t-shirts? I’d put ‘muff’ underneath thatcher and have a picture of the batty old crow.

    I’d make millions.

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    @DJCliffy 351140 wrote:

    How do you know he’s a Tory, Just cos he put a link from the daily mail? My mum reads the daily mail, does that make her a Tory? :you_crazy

    Surely you can appreciate people’s anger from these strikes though mate? Not knocking ya boothy but that comment is a bit harsh imo.

    i didn’t call him a tory based on the link he posted, that was just another point.

    it was more based on this:
    “Fucking Unions fucking up the country again”

    basically its a fairly widely accepted stance that tories/thatcherites hated union action and favoured private bosses etc. – the tory party systematically destroyed industries by undermining unions

    reading the mail doesnt necesarily mean you vote or support tory, but a mail article about unions is obviously going to be full of fucking right wing tory spin, no not all who read the mail are tories, but the mail is definitely a tory/right paper hands down.

    there are a lot of women who read the mail and arent necesarily tories – this is because in the 80s the mail rebranded itself as womans paper, and this became its target market. its a middle-market paper, so it deals with a balance of entertainment and news. this was a clever move as it continues to push right-wing views but under a lighter, more subtle guise.

    as for people getting annoyed by the strikes – obviously it is a pain when people rely on the royal mail. but as workers we should support strike action, and strike action isnt taken lightly. unions are so so important to help stand up to the selfish interests of the owners, we should unite behind unions. reading more into the reasons behind striking, id agree with the motivation too.

    as today brown announces public spending cuts (cunt, its thatcher and new labours little experiment in unregulated free market thats caused this crash, and the vital public sector paying for it!) we can expect a lot more strikes across many sectors.

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    @boothy 351151 wrote:

    i didn’t call him a tory based on the link he posted, that was just another point.

    it was more based on this:
    “Fucking Unions fucking up the country again”

    basically its a fairly widely accepted stance that tories/thatcherites hated union action and favoured private bosses etc. – the tory party systematically destroyed industries by undermining unions

    reading the mail doesnt necesarily mean you vote or support tory, but a mail article about unions is obviously going to be full of fucking right wing tory spin, no not all who read the mail are tories, but the mail is definitely a tory/right paper hands down.

    there are a lot of women who read the mail and arent necesarily tories – this is because in the 80s the mail rebranded itself as womans paper, and this became its target market. its a middle-market paper, so it deals with a balance of entertainment and news. this was a clever move as it continues to push right-wing views but under a lighter, more subtle guise.

    as for people getting annoyed by the strikes – obviously it is a pain when people rely on the royal mail. but as workers we should support strike action, and strike action isnt taken lightly. unions are so so important to help stand up to the selfish interests of the owners, we should unite behind unions. reading more into the reasons behind striking, id agree with the motivation too.

    as today brown announces public spending cuts (cunt, its thatcher and new labours little experiment in unregulated free market thats caused this crash, and the vital public sector paying for it!) we can expect a lot more strikes across many sectors.

    Fair enough pal.

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    @boothy 351151 wrote:

    as for people getting annoyed by the strikes – obviously it is a pain when people rely on the royal mail. but as workers we should support strike action, and strike action isnt taken lightly. unions are so so important to help stand up to the selfish interests of the owners, we should unite behind unions. reading more into the reasons behind striking, id agree with the motivation too.

    Yeah but if peoples packages are being dropped in the gutter and their parcels arent being delivered on time or not being delivered at all, I dont think ‘the selfish interests of the owners’ will be the key issue for much longer.. The RM’s reputation will be bruised for quite some time after this i should imagine, And their customers, one by one, will definitely start using other delivery services if things dont pick up soon.

    Obviously the more customers the RM looses the more money their gonna loose, Surely this is only going to cause them more problems? I think their taking a hell of a risk to be going on strike tbh. Best of luck to them though I hope things work out.

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