Victory to the posties!
Support striking postal workers, and bugger the rugger buggers: read Mick Hume's columns in The Times (London).
Tuesday 9 October
‘I didn’t want to say that some of us don’t give a ruck for the rugby union World Cup. Let the rugger buggers have their moment of pretending it matters in the world. So I wasn’t going to drone on about how boring rugby is to watch, or how preposterous is the notion of a “world” cup in a sport taken seriously by fewer countries than there are men in a lineout. And I would never have mentioned Philip Toynbee’s suggestion that a bomb under the West Car park at Twickenham would set back fascism in England for a generation…’
Friday 12 October
‘Call me old-fashioned, but can I just say, taking everything into consideration as reasonably as possible: Victory to the Striking Posties! I realise that this is unlikely to be a popular view of the postal dispute. In a world where we are all supposed to think as individual consumers, the default reaction is to moan about the strikes delaying our junk mail and gas bills. Our Labour prime minister, eager to be seen as the consumers’ champion, has told the greedy strikers to be grateful for what they are given…’