Friday, 30 March 2012
Stating the Obvious
The leaders of Unite - the union - have very helpfully announced that strike action over Easter by fuel tank drivers - has been ruled out.
Now as a statement of the bleedin' obvious - this takes the biscuit - because the union would have to have given 7 days notice of any intention to take industrial action - under the law.
Which would have meant the union issuing such a notice yesterday - effectively - on order to commence strike action over the Easter holiday weekend.
At certain times this great country of ours seems to take leave of its senses - and this is one - where newspapers headlines are full of talk about pasties - and where self-induced panic sets in over fuel supplies.
I am reminded of a famous cover from the Private Eye magazine - in September 2000 - the last time fuel hysteria gripped the nation.
The front cover of the magazine featured the Labour leader Tony Blair and a 'speech bubble' which said:
'You cant fuel all of the people - all of the time!'
Boom boom - as Basil Brush would have said.