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to congratulate Tristram Hunt for crossing the picket line

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longfingernails Tue 11-Feb-14 22:43:43

www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/tom-watson-hits-out-at-scab-tristram-hunt-for-crossing-picket-line-to-give-marx-lecture-9121775.html

Shame about his lecture material...

BumpNGrind Tue 11-Feb-14 22:48:56

Sorry but he absolutely needs to resign.

longfingernails Tue 11-Feb-14 22:51:09

Why?

He chose to ignore union thugs and go to work. It's a matter for praise rather than censure.

Custardo Tue 11-Feb-14 22:51:11

hes a nob

fucking labour

i dispair - i really do

crossing a picket line

LABOUR

PICKET LINE

fucking cock

Custardo Tue 11-Feb-14 22:52:07

thugs - arse

i'm not playing with you LFN you tory

GobbySadcase Tue 11-Feb-14 22:53:20

NB for anyone reading OP is astroturfer. Exercise caution.

JanineStHubbins Tue 11-Feb-14 22:53:54

Union thugs? In UCU? Bah ha ha ha.

You really don't know what you're talking about, do you longfingernails?

Hunt is a scab. Shame on him.

ilovesooty Tue 11-Feb-14 22:55:28

He should resign. Immediately.

Picturesinthefirelight Tue 11-Feb-14 22:56:55

I'm not a labour supporter but I really like him. He represents a neighbouring constituency & really seems to care.

SuffolkNWhat Tue 11-Feb-14 22:58:40

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ifyourehoppyandyouknowit Tue 11-Feb-14 22:59:16

I'm confused, why shouldn't he have crossed it? Are you obligated to support every single strike, even if you don't believe in it?

BumpNGrind Tue 11-Feb-14 22:59:26

Dear dear me, considering that trade unions are the largest paid into civic membership movement in the UK, that's a lot of people to call thugs.

JanineStHubbins Tue 11-Feb-14 22:59:31

Pity he doesn't seem to care about his former colleagues at QMUL who are being docked a full day's pay for a 2 hour strike.

Picturesinthefirelight Tue 11-Feb-14 23:00:15

If they don't want their pay to be docked then they should have turned into work then.

edamsavestheday Tue 11-Feb-14 23:00:36

He's a scab. Pissing on the memory of people who fought, at considerable risk, to win the right to strike and all other employment rights.

Picturesinthefirelight Tue 11-Feb-14 23:01:36

Presumably if someone has the right to strike then someone else has the right not to strike

backwardpossom Tue 11-Feb-14 23:01:37

Why shouldn't a Labour MP cross a picket line? hmm

JanineStHubbins Tue 11-Feb-14 23:02:09

Their pay is being docked unfairly. A full day for a 2 hour strike.

ilovesooty Tue 11-Feb-14 23:02:26

If Ed Milliband has any balls he'll sack him.

BrandNewIggi Tue 11-Feb-14 23:06:25

I have just had to google him as I felt sure I was misreading - a Labour politician crossing a picket line! Wtaf.

SuffolkNWhat Tue 11-Feb-14 23:07:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

JanineStHubbins Tue 11-Feb-14 23:08:47

A Labour politician who wrote a biography of Friedrich fucking Engels. What a tosser.

backwardpossom Tue 11-Feb-14 23:10:09

(Just to be clear, my post above is a disbelieving question, rather than an actual question)

Bowlersarm Tue 11-Feb-14 23:10:32

So all Labour MPs have to support all strikes, full stop?

ifyourehoppyandyouknowit Tue 11-Feb-14 23:10:50

You can support someone's right to strike, without actually believing in the strike though surely?

I just don't see why its such a big deal for him to do something he had an obligation to do. He wasn't striking, students were still turning up for a lecture, why wouldn't he go?

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