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Anybody else go on the TUC march yesterday?


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#1 Bovine Juice

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:05 PM

Always good for morale these things.

Some great speakers there. Some experienced tub thumpers like Mark Serwotka and Bob Crow, plus of course a very brave Ed Miliband but one new one (to me, anyway) who impressed.... Toni Pearce from the NUS. Expect her to pop up in the future as an MP.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:49 AM

I was, but towards the back of the march so missed most of the speakers. Baffles me why they don't people time to get to the venue before they start speaking! Great day though. Feeling energised.
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:08 AM

Yes. Me too. As one placard put it: 'Goodbye, Mr Mitchell. Here come the plebs'. Me and Mr Dubbya marched waving NUJ and Equity banners respectively.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 05:17 PM

I was, but towards the back of the march so missed most of the speakers. Baffles me why they don't people time to get to the venue before they start speaking! Great day though. Feeling energised.


I always cheat and join the front of the march as it gets near Charing Cross. Avoids all the standing around, bottlenecking and missing the speakers. Obviously we can't all do that though as it defeats the object so keep it to yourselves... ;)

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 05:46 PM

Ah. Good move... wouldn't have been able to do that as a mate of mine was dishing out some anti-EDL leaflets (there's a big demo in Walthamstow next weekend).
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:04 PM

Good on all of you for going!

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:28 PM

I do love TUC savoury biscuits. About as close as I'd ever get to the great unwashed marching through central london.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:03 PM

I prefer my nurses and senior civil servants washed and clean. I can understand how firemen may need a more frequent cleansing however... they have a physical job.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:30 AM

Must have been great watching the millipede in action !

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:40 PM

I prefer my nurses and senior civil servants washed and clean. I can understand how firemen may need a more frequent cleansing however... they have a physical job.

Aha - so do nurses! lot's of lifting and getting covered in various body fluids :blink:

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:47 AM

Good to see the news today they we have climbed out of recession all this cost saving may be finally paying dividends & any captialist would know you cannot create growth in a shrinking market.

You only have to look at the countries who did the spend spend spend thing who cant keep up the interest on their natianal debt & will be in dire straights for years to come.

Greece, Spain , portugal with france & italy coming in close behind !

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PS At least the march gave the police some overtime !
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:11 PM

Olympics and jubilee mean that were essentially stagnant, as we have been for 6 years. Bad news is presented as a blip, the slightest upturn is greeted as having turned the corner... we're in the brown stuff for another 4 to 5 years.
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:48 PM

Agreed but this is not the only KPI they use for this decision !
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:35 PM

FTSE100 was unimpressed too. Animal spirits (©Keynes) are depressed and will remain so ....
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:18 PM

Good to see the news today they we have climbed out of recession all this cost saving may be finally paying dividends & any captialist would know you cannot create growth in a shrinking market.

You only have to look at the countries who did the spend spend spend thing who cant keep up the interest on their natianal debt & will be in dire straights for years to come.

Greece, Spain , portugal with france & italy coming in close behind !

Dazza


A tiny improvement caused by the olympics and Queen's Jubilee are hardly worth getting the bunting back out again for. And none of this is much use to the thousands on the scrap heap after years of working in public services, with the promise of yet more public sector cuts to come. We can't all work in nail bars, cash convertors or Lidl...