The spectre of privisitisation is stalking Britain. With the streets haunted by ghouls, firefighters across the country launched a four day strike earlier this evening. This at a time when there are many real monsters inhabiting Parliament: evil apparitions whose coven of austerity means that they have refused to bring any new offer to the table over firefighters pensions, despite two months of talks.
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) states that it has negotiated in good faith and has taken up every opportunity to make its case and to seek changes to the government’s pension plans, which the union says are expensive and unworkable. THIS IS A GOVERNMENT OF TRICKS AND NO TREATS!