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The fire strike - don't blame the unions
The firemen (don't expect me to use the virtue fascist term "firefighters") have kicked off an eight-day strike. The Evening Standard (and I am sure a whole host of other worthies) have chosen to single out the unions for blame.
Poppycock. It is the sole responsibility of the government to provide firefighting services. If it fails to do so then it is it (the government) and no one else who is at fault. If they find that they can't sack striking firemen then that is again their fault for either signing no-dismisal agreements or making such action illegal (I am not sure which, if any, applies in this case.)
I think (but I am damned if I can find the quote) Enoch Powell once described unions as "pure as the driven snow". He was right.
In expectation of an obvious comment... Yes, I know ultimately it is our individual responsibility to provide ourselves with fire-fighting services. I do not know if it would be legal or not to do so but the fact that the state usually provides one and taxes us for the privilege tends to crowd out the alternative.
posted by Patrick Crozier 11/22/2002 07:21:00 PM
Another instalment of holiday snaps. I always like to know what a city looks like. These were taken in Tokyo on 10 October.
posted by Patrick Crozier 11/22/2002 06:49:00 PM
Crime: what London can learn from New York
Excellent article from the Telegraph
posted by Patrick Crozier 11/21/2002 05:25:00 PM
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