Shouldn’t unions listen to workers?
“RAIL union bosses are too up their own a***s to consider the financial impact on us.”
Surely the opinion of a long-suffering rail commuter? Or a football fan hit by today’s action?
Or perhaps one of the millions of small businesses being wrecked by the year-long dispute?
Not even close.
They are actually the words of a long-standing RMT union member who is furious that he has been denied a vote on the latest pay offer.
That is despite the fact that the bitter strike has so far cost him almost £3,500.
Many rail workers want the chance to vote on the offer, just as RMT members who work for Network Rail were given, so they could accept a deal too.
But hard-Left union bosses such as Mick Lynch or Aslef’s Mick Whelan would rather use them as cannon fodder in a political war.
That doesn’t sound democratic. So why should it even be legal?
Labour would make this situation worse by handing union barons even more power.
But surely it is time for the Government to end the madness of union members being denied a vote on pay offers.
Because if arrogant RMT bosses carry on like this, they will lose more than the support of their own members.
They won’t even have a rail industry to strike about.
Let’s drive mob crazy
ECO-loons who inflict misery on motorists could soon have their comeuppance.
The Government is considering a punishment that will perfectly fit the crime, by stripping zealots convicted of public order offences of their driving licences.
There will no doubt be howls of outrage from the human rights mob.
But if you glue yourself to a road as part of a group called “Just Stop Oil”, you should be happy to give up your licence.
Keir’s lost the plot
SIR Keir Starmer wants councils to have more powers to compulsorily purchase land to build new homes.
His plans may mean, however, that other landowners could be forced to sell their plots at a much lower price than they would otherwise expect.
But then Sir Keir’s always had form for saying one thing and doing another.