Me: "Arthur Scargill was a communist, and he was in the pay of the KGB."
You: "He was. Do you believe that all union bosses are members of the KGB?"
Me: "I'm sure that where you have found one, there will be others."
You: "How dare you libel the unions, you coward. I dare you to write that libel in public. There is not one thin sliver of evidence that any union leader other than Scargill was in receipt of funds from the Soviet Union."
Me: 'Arthur Scargill AND Jack Jones'
You: "How dare you libel the unions, you coward. I dare you to write that libel in public. There is not one thin sliver of evidence that any union leader other than Scargill and Jack Jones was in receipt of funds from the Soviet Union."
Excellent comedy value.
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Last edited by marcusfox; 14-04-2013 at 16:54.
- 14-04-2013 16:52
(Original post by MatureStudent36)
- 14-04-2013 17:04
But we digress. I'm was more worried about the power that was wielded by blackmailing the tax payer into paying them more. You know. The power cuts, uncollected rubbish, unburied dead.
Anyway, they ended up shafting themselves ultimatl;ey as the electorate got sick and tired and voted a party in 3 times that would stop them, even voting in a party after that that turned it's back on teh trade Union movement.
(Original post by marcusfox)
- 14-04-2013 17:21
If the Tories had placed Scargill as a deep cover mole to destroy the NUM he could hardly have done a better job. Ironically there was always room for a profitable slimmed down coal industry in this country. Mines are not like factories. When the reserves are no longer winnable at a profit, you dig elsewhere. He never saw that. Joe Gormley and his predecessors did.
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- 15-04-2013 09:29
(Original post by AlexandrTheGreat)
- 16-04-2013 23:43
He was. Do you believe that all union bosses are members of the KGB?
No, you see you're confusing the NUM with the Labour Party. They are separate organisations.
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- 17-04-2013 03:20
Kind of puts paid to your claim that the PLP and TUC are intertwined. Especially as the TUC has no inherent representation in the Labour Party.
TUC sends 0 members to the NEC