Monday, 10 February 2014

Readers' Letters Of The Day

Both from The Metro, page 14/15.

Those who say Underground workers should not be allowed to strike would transport us back to Dickensian times when children were forced to labout in match factories and clean chimneys...

Just joking. Bored already. Next.

Ah, this is more like it:

Many would agree with the view that workers should not be allowed to strike without greater support because just 30% of union members voted in favour.

But perhaps London mayor Boris Johnson should think more carefully before suggesting a 50 per cent threshold for strike action. If you factor in thos who did not vote in the last London mayoral election, Boris only received 17 per cent of first preferences.

Another way of putting this is that 83 per cent of Londoners did not put Boris as their first choice for mayor.

If you do a similar calculation regarding the 2010 election based on the Conservatives winning a 36 per cent share of a 65 per cent turnout it becomes apparent that 77 per cent of the electorate did not vote Tory at the last election.

John, Greater Manchester


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