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Archive for December, 2009

Paddy the Bearded Banker

CHRISTMAS is a perfect time for an amnesty. This year let us swallow hard and give a fool’s pardon to the sinners with beards, namely the trade union guys who tried to wreck the economy.

Three Cheers for FF Dissidents

WHAT a pity there was no strike last Thursday. Some of us were longing for it.

If the trades union leaders had called a strike they would have suffered bloody noses.

Support for industrial disruption was shrinking by the hour. Our bearded comrades had read the runes hopelessly wrong. Far from being militant, their own members were ready to accept further pain. The bearded ones were in a corner. They had led the troops into a cul de sac. Another day off meant another day’s loss of pay. There was little appetite among good ordinary public service workers for that. For once the Government had the public behind it.