The pathetic weakness of Liebour has been reconfirmed today with the first day of a two day strike by public sector workers and the Scottish Chancellor’s back-track over the 2p rise in fuel duty.
Council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in the Unison and Unite unions went on strike today over a below inflation pay offer resulting in the closure of hundreds of schools and libraries and general disruption to council services. 1,500 employees at the Driving Standards Agency have been on a one day strike today. 2,500 Valuation Office Agency staff are working to rule today and tomorrow, 10,000 Home Office staff will be striking on Friday, 5,500 Land Registry workers will also strike on Friday and Costguard control room staff will be striking on Friday for 2 days.
Meanwhile, whilst the country is falling apart because El Gordo has pissed all out money up the wall for the last decade, Alistair Darling has backed down from the 2p/£ increase in fuel duty that has been planned for some time claiming to be doing it for the good of business and the electorate. This is bullshit, it’s because he knows that an increase in fuel duty will not only devastate Liebour’s chances in the by-election in Glasgow East (next door to El Gordo) but that it will likely bring about a repeat of the fuel price protests of a few years ago.
This is New Liebour in its death throes. Enjoy it while it lasts – the general election isn’t that far way.