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“The majority of Brits believe rail strikes are justified so it’s time the Tories played fair” – Voice of the Mirror

The Tory government’s union bashing has again failed to change the public’s perception, although around 40,000 RMT members at Network Rail and 13 operators left today

Commuters packed onto a Southern Rail train wait to exit East Croydon station
Almost 60% of respondents believe workers have good reason to take industrial action

The rising public fear of the cost of living crisis is being signaled by a majority believing the rail strikes are justified.

A poll showing that 57% think workers have a good reason to take industrial action and 66% think the Tories could have done more underscores why Boris Johnson is wrong in expecting that union bashing is popular.

No one likes to be bothered by canceled trains, but most understand strikes even as they suffer from the painful crisis in living standards caused by inflation, which far exceeds wages.

RMT rail workers represent millions of other workers across the country who are angry that the Prime Minister is lecturing them to take real pay cuts while bosses, including rail workers and bankers, are enjoying sky-high salaries.

Fresh inflation numbers will stoke the wrath of working Brits and the Treasury’s announcement that pensioners could get 10% next year means paltry 3% offers look worse than ever.







The pickets outside Bristol Temple Meads station this afternoon
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We want the rail dispute to be settled and other strikes avoided – but that requires the Tories to pay fairly, and unfortunately they refuse to do that.

‘Bidness’ offers

Mega-rich donors filling the coffers of the Conservative Party on the eve of the rail strikes are a vivid demonstration of whose side Boris Johnson and the government are on.

He and his colleagues are paid by a wealthy elite, who are offering their spare change to £30,000 for a wine tasting, £37,000 for a grouse hunt, £65,000 for a safari and £120,000 for a dinner with the Prime Minister and his two predecessors.







The government’s union bashing has again failed to change public attitudes
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The Tories, accumulating vast sums of money from a few well-heeled banks while insisting that the rest of us face drastic cuts in living standards, tells us all we need to know about whose interests the Conservatives really represent.

balancing act

Many of us today will attempt to stand on one leg for 10 seconds after it has been recognized as a sign of living longer.

In contrast to lawbreaker and lying schemer Boris Johnson, who has no leg to stand on.

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