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Re: Rail strike, RMT & Mick Lynch appreciation
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2022, 11:35:18 PM »
The railways have been subsidized for years while shareholders make a packet. Rail privatization in GB has been one big ongoing transfer of wealth from the public purse to private pockets.

Absolutely

Another thing - anyone using the term 'wage-price spiral' (in a serious way) has already been indoctrinated with the latest Tory/Murdoch propaganda phrase

Major red flag

Or, you know, has taken some basic Economics classes at GCSE or above.

Genuinely wasn't a dig at you - I didn't think you were using it seriously as you had it in inverted commas

I'm aware that this is an economic phenomenon

But watch the Tories throw this line out along with their 'delivered for the people' and 'got Brexit done' etc etc

It's pure propaganda to try to beat the unions back by turning public opinion against them

They know that if they don't put a lid on things shortly, they could be looking at a general strike come winter

Watch the hit pieces on Mick Lynch start to roll out soon as he's becoming someone who could amass a following


And also.  Settle down.  Not everyone wants to fight you all the time.

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« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2022, 01:37:45 AM »
"Hypocrite Mick Lynch stayed at millionaires holiday home in 1993" incoming I'd say.

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« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2022, 06:27:42 AM »
Named his hero as James Connolly. The man can do no wrong!  ;D

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« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2022, 08:37:48 AM »
"Hypocrite Mick Lynch stayed at millionaires holiday home in 1993" incoming I'd say.

He's already had that he looks like a bad thunderbird and has it as his social media picture. I rarely listen to that tool Morgan but wanted to listen to him interviewing this guy to see him being made a tit of and that he was.

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« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2022, 08:40:32 AM »
Named his hero as James Connolly. The man can do no wrong!  ;D

With  his surname he obviously has Irish ancestry.

Edit : parents Irish
« Last Edit: June 23, 2022, 10:39:02 AM by Rossfan »
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« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2022, 09:07:43 AM »
The line that payrises will cause more inflation is a cracker too.

There was and is going to be a period of civil unrest with the way the cost of living is going vs wages. Wait until winter and people need to pay for heating too and with petrol fast approaching 2 pound sterling a litre plus.
After tax, NIC, mortgage/food/heat/light etc etc etc I wouldn’t say they lead too lavish a lifestyle
They do.

How?

We're talking about people here on the breadline, not increasing someones already large disposable income.

A ticket collector getting 33k is not on the breadline ffs.

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« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2022, 09:45:23 AM »
Named his hero as James Connolly. The man can do no wrong!  ;D

He's still an unrepentant Brexiteer!!!

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« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2022, 09:50:34 AM »
Nationalising the railways would be a huge step in the right direction. The sell off was just a good old transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich. The railways in the UK are extremely expensive and poorly run.

I wouldn't want to be trying to make ends meet on £33k especially in Britain with house prices / rents and the increased cost of living.

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« Reply #38 on: June 23, 2022, 10:42:15 AM »
Named his hero as James Connolly. The man can do no wrong!  ;D

No doubt the Daily Mail will go to town on him being an Irish Republican Terrorist sympathiser now.
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« Reply #39 on: June 23, 2022, 10:46:28 AM »
The line that payrises will cause more inflation is a cracker too.

There was and is going to be a period of civil unrest with the way the cost of living is going vs wages. Wait until winter and people need to pay for heating too and with petrol fast approaching 2 pound sterling a litre plus.

They do.

How?

We're talking about people here on the breadline, not increasing someones already large disposable income.

A ticket collector getting 33k is not on the breadline ffs.

In London you would.

How about platform staff on £20K a year?


Two economists on Newsnight stipulated that the current inflation spike isn't being caused by wage growth (unit labour which is very low at the minute) but the non labour input costs which is driving the current spike in inflation as well as excess corporate profits which they talk about and is something the government can make changes to but have so far chosen not to.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0018lt0/newsnight-22062022

13 minutes in.

The lady in particular who had no ties to the Tory's or Boris made it clear that the raising of interest rates was entirely the wrong thing to do as this current spike isn't caused by excess spending.

Have a listen yourself.


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« Reply #40 on: June 23, 2022, 11:01:30 AM »
You can also watch Mick cut Robert Jenrick a new one on Peston by explaining basic facts that the Gov set the fare rises against the RPI, yet wages aren't and allowing £100M of profit be stripped out of the business during Covid.


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« Reply #41 on: June 23, 2022, 04:27:18 PM »
Named his hero as James Connolly. The man can do no wrong!  ;D

He's still an unrepentant Brexiteer!!!
A very short sighted strategy to keep the  labour pool down and protect members by limiting immigration!

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« Reply #42 on: June 23, 2022, 04:30:39 PM »
The line that payrises will cause more inflation is a cracker too.

There was and is going to be a period of civil unrest with the way the cost of living is going vs wages. Wait until winter and people need to pay for heating too and with petrol fast approaching 2 pound sterling a litre plus.

They do.

How?

We're talking about people here on the breadline, not increasing someones already large disposable income.

A ticket collector getting 33k is not on the breadline ffs.

In London you would.

How about platform staff on £20K a year?


Two economists on Newsnight stipulated that the current inflation spike isn't being caused by wage growth (unit labour which is very low at the minute) but the non labour input costs which is driving the current spike in inflation as well as excess corporate profits which they talk about and is something the government can make changes to but have so far chosen not to.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0018lt0/newsnight-22062022

13 minutes in.

The lady in particular who had no ties to the Tory's or Boris made it clear that the raising of interest rates was entirely the wrong thing to do as this current spike isn't caused by excess spending.

Have a listen yourself.

I have been saying that for a while.
The BoE puts interest rates down to discourage saving and encourage spending. Kick start the economy.
The BOE puts interest rates up to discourage spending and encourage saving. Rein in rampant consumer spending.
However it is not people going mad and buying TV’s and holidays that is causing inflation.

When your only tool is a hammer every problem looks like a nail.

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« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2022, 12:38:42 PM »
Named his hero as James Connolly. The man can do no wrong!  ;D

He's still an unrepentant Brexiteer!!!

Big supporter of the the protocol; the biggest issue with brexit is the way it is being implemented.
I think he is wrong in the point he was making this morning on RTE1 on the NHS, but for me the issue is the hard vrexitxthat was decided and the refusal to implement the NIP in an attempt to drag Ireland out of the Single Market that is the biggest issue.

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« Reply #44 on: June 25, 2022, 01:17:15 PM »
Named his hero as James Connolly. The man can do no wrong!  ;D

With  his surname he obviously has Irish ancestry.

Edit : parents Irish
Mother from Crossmaglen and father from Cork! No wonder he's the way he is round the Brits  ;D