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Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Apathy or Unpopular

Only 89 people vote for strike action

I know us Brits can be apathetic when it comes to voting - wet election days lead to lower turn outs - but only 89 people voted in favour of the next Friday's walk out on some tube lines, and that was enough to be the majority of those who voted.

Only around a quarter of tube workers voted in the first place - 121 out of 441 - so what happened with the 320 people who didn't even vote? Could they not be bothered, or weren't they behind the Farringdon Five (or seven according to the Standard)?

In the
Evening Standard, Bob Crow, general secretary of the RMT said: "There has been a ballot and everybody had an opportunity to vote. In the RMT members abide by the democratic outcome of the ballot."

I'm so not behind The Standard putting the picture of one of the sacked tube workers on their front page with the ridiculous headline "Blame This Man" for the strike. It looks as though the Standard spoke to an un-named "friend" of said man, to get most of the quotes for "his" front page story. Well with friends like his, who needs enemies?

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