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Unions warn of Greek-style riots in Britain against public sector cuts

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posted on May, 10 2010 @ 10:05 AM
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Militant unions today sent a chilling warning of Greek-style strikes and protests after winning a major legal victory for civil servants made redundant.
The warning raises fears of months of chaos triggered by a furious public sector who refuse to accept painful changes to tackle Britain's financial crisis.
With one in five workers employed by the State, the scale of the crisis could be crippling with unions warning of a 'tidal wave' of strike action.
The Public and Commercial Services Union signalled the nightmare facing the future Prime Minister who tries to wield the axe.

Bob Crow, general secretary of the Rail and Maritime Transport union said: 'When the British people realize just how seriously they have been misled by the political elite over the attacks on living standards and public services that have been kept under wraps, it will unleash a tidal wave of strikes and public protests that will mirror the growing resistance on the streets of Athens.
'Whatever deals are stitched together, the budget cuts will top the agenda of whoever grabs the levers of power.
'The billions in bankers' bail outs has been creamed off, chewed up and will be spat back in our faces in public spending cuts. There is no question there will be a fight back on a massive scale.'


oh yeah people, its happening... as I and many on here have said, greece is only the beginning... this is gonna be a crazy decade.. prepare yourselves.. mentally and productively... they will usher in the "NWO" via this financial collapse of catastrophic proportions... FIGHT BACK. much like pro-illegal immigrant supporters have no arguement neither do the folks who say the greek people or other nations people had it comin for being "lazy" well excuse me!! sorry i had a chance to live and breathe for a moment but ill get back on my chains and work harder!!




posted on May, 10 2010 @ 10:17 AM
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Originally posted by TheCoffinman

oh yeah people, its happening... as I and many on here have said, greece is only the beginning... this is gonna be a crazy decade.. prepare yourselves.. mentally and productively... they will usher in the "NWO" via this financial collapse of catastrophic proportions... FIGHT BACK. much like pro-illegal immigrant supporters have no arguement neither do the folks who say the greek people or other nations people had it comin for being "lazy" well excuse me!! sorry i had a chance to live and breathe for a moment but ill get back on my chains and work harder!!


Just this very morning I bought an IDF gas mask with spare filters and a US SWAT helmet with visor, I've already got a round Met riot shield and I'm looking at a set of Met body armour.



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 10:17 AM
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Originally posted by TheCoffinman
]Militant unions today sent a chilling warning of Greek-style strikes and protests after winning a major legal victory for civil servants made redundant.
The warning raises fears of months of chaos triggered by a furious public sector who refuse to accept painful changes to tackle Britain's financial crisis.
With one in five workers employed by the State, the scale of the crisis could be crippling with unions warning of a 'tidal wave' of strike action.
The Public and Commercial Services Union signalled the nightmare facing the future Prime Minister who tries to wield the axe.


1 in 5? My my how large the public service has gotten. And government has to cut spending and sack a few public service jobs? Reduce the size of government down to maybe a 10th of the entire working population instead of a 5th?

Who is this guy kidding people will probably be out on the streets protesting in favour of these cuts!

No this isn't as bad as it looks. I think most people in the UK want a change in government and it's function and the way is it elected. And the first step towards that goal is giving the buggers the sack.



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 10:29 AM
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Most of the state employees are service personnel and NHS employees, this last election just like all post war elections the majority of British voters voted for a left wing party.



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 10:32 AM
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The UK population will never riot about anything. Not only do we have an unelected state leader, unelected Lords and a farce of government but most people are too asleep or apathetic to care about (or even understand) what was written in the OP. We're great at getting screwed, in fact, we lap it up and ask for more.



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 10:32 AM
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Are the Unions getting involved in the Establishments "Summer of Rage" Tm...


Hmmmm..... If they are then they are a year or so late in getting on that bandwagon


I guess we should also see reports that crime will increase... Civil Servant, The new hoodies


Seriously, it was only time that a backlash would be felt, the bailouts only brought the Establishment time, nothing more, it is a shame that have not used that time wisely.



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 10:32 AM
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Unions warn of Greek-style riots in Britain against public sector cuts

Yeah well using all that tax payers money to bail out Greece certainly isn't going to help matters in the public sector! Talk about dominos!

IRM



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 10:39 AM
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Originally posted by Frakkerface
The UK population will never riot about anything. Not only do we have an unelected state leader, unelected Lords and a farce of government but most people are too asleep or apathetic to care about (or even understand) what was written in the OP. We're great at getting screwed, in fact, we lap it up and ask for more.


I'm not saying we're not good at getting stuffed over by the establishment, but my part of the UK (SE) went into open rebellion in the 19th century over under employment and unemployment... so you never quite know what will happen



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 10:40 AM
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LOL! The Unions are getting desperate now their paymasters look to be out of government


Although publically advocating murder might be taking things a bit too far even for them! Still, I guess the threat came from Union leaders sunning themselves on their luxury yachts in the Caribbean, just to be safe?

The typical unionist cares about Britain and British workers in the same way a starving lion cares about tending the wounds of a small gazelle with a broken leg.



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 10:46 AM
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Originally posted by Essan
The typical unionist cares about Britain and British workers in the same way a starving lion cares about tending the wounds of a small gazelle with a broken leg.


Oh I know. And they're getting all fired up about nothing. They've got all these new ministers. There has just been an election after all.

It's just a matter of weeks before these guys get into their office and find out they can't do anything, and this agenda comes to a grinding halt..... like all the others.

They've got a whole term of lame duck hung government to sit through before there is another election and they have to worry about the politicians actually doing anything like "slashing public spending"

It's just rhetoric and the election is already over. Whats the rush?



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 10:54 AM
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I'm just wondering why people only link articles from dailymail out of all the British media?

Is their reputation not widespread enough?

[edit on 10-5-2010 by Frakkerface]



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 11:07 AM
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l don't believe that Britain would revolt like Greece, we might protest but not violently
Just in Gordon the Gold seller Brown has just resigned as Labour leader seems Mr Clegg got his way



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 11:11 AM
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Bit off topic but I'm unsure how LibDems could work with Labour given that the likes of my Local MP (Norman Baker) kinda called the death of Dr David Kelly, Murder, with a bit of finger pointing at the establishment!...



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 11:44 AM
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This "tax payers money" isnt supposed to bail out "greece"(the country) but the banks (once again).

Dont drink the kool-aid and give in into the divide and conquer game.

No Greek will benefit from this money.

Thats what they tell you, to make you look the other way and point fingers to the wrong people, while the real fat cats laugh their asses off, how stupid we are swallowing this # once again, cause until now it worked everytime. Now its the Greeks, yesterday the illegal emmigrants, tomorow who knows who.

Look behind the curtain, and get acquainted with sleight of hand and stage magic, its what they use all the time



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 11:48 AM
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"THEY CAME FIRST for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.

THEN THEY CAME for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.

THEN THEY CAME for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.

THEN THEY CAME for me
and by that time no one was left to speak up."


"Workers of the world, unite!"


The big banks and corporations siphon money directly from the government and provide these fat cat politicians with cushy rewards for their obediance. Then they deregulate them so they can ship our industrial secotr and our jobs to third world countries. The right-wing then rises up to say we are lazy when we are forced to collect welfare when they send our jobs overseas. Then the government is forced to provide jobs to the citizens which extends the number of public employees which forces taxes to raise. BUT WAIT, the bankers and elite don't want higher taxes so they block it.

Then they take their massive profits and gamble with it on the stock markets. When they fail on the casino lifestyle they turn to the government(people) to bail them out. Then the government, after years of rising debt due to...

*Shipping jobs oversees
*Forcing people into welfare
*Forcing others into slave labor jobs
*Then forcing the government to put the rest in the public sector employment...

Then they tell the people that the unions and public employees are lazy while letting the rich slip out the back door with their unpaid taxes. This causes the govenrment to cut jobs and cut salaries, and telling the people that it is laziness and high pensions.




They are leading a war against the unions and workers by turning weak minded workers on the ones who are being directly hit. All this while they support their corporate buddies.

WE MUST DECLARE WAR!



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 12:05 PM
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Originally posted by Frakkerface
I'm just wondering why people only link articles from dailymail out of all the British media?

Is their reputation not widespread enough?

[edit on 10-5-2010 by Frakkerface]


It tends to suit most of the right wing views peddled on ATS. It drips poison into every reader.



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