Monday, September 13, 2010

Is that a cosh concealed in your trousers - or are you just pleased to see composite 10?

I've just heard the professionally inoffensive General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (Brendan Barber) accused, on the Today programme, of approaching the Government over its spending policy "with a cosh concealed in his trousers."



This was not a reference to Mae West but to Composite 10, to be moved at this morning's session of Congress by our own Dave Prentis. This calls for a wide range of campaign activities in defence of public services, including the co-ordination of industrial action.



The composite, like many at the TUC, is certainly long. As to whether it will lead to a movement which is firm in its opposition to the ConDems we shall have to see.

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2 comments:

Emily Pankhurst said...

What is this? the John Inman school of trade union blogging? Cut it out please.

Emily Pankhurst said...

What is this? the John Inman school of trade union blogging? Cut it out please.