Union Strike Action May Lead To Civil War - And The End
Of The Big State
Unions, many of
which are led by bosses paid over £100,000 a year, are threatening to cause
chaos because the Government wants to limit absurdly over-generous public sector
pensions. Ordinary teachers have taxpayer funded pension pots of £500,000.
Headmasters and police chiefs have pension pots measured in millions. In
contrast, millions of private sector workers can look forward to pensions which
will just about pay for a twice weekly bowl of gruel.
I've been warning
about the public sector pension crisis for nearly a decade and now I believe
that the planned strikes could produce an explosion and split the country. It's
no exaggeration to say that we could be heading for a new civil
Those who don't work for the Government are getting fed up with the
greedy bastards who do. Millions of public sector workers enjoy higher salaries,
almost unlimited expense accounts, long holidays, unlimited days off for
sickness and huge pensions. The people who do the real, productive work find it
offensive that greedy, selfish public sector workers should have the brass neck
to go on strike to maintain their absurd pension rights.
private sector workers understand what Brown and the bankers did to the country
and they know that the economy could easily fall into a deep depression that
lasts for generations to come. Teachers who close schools and force proper
workers to take time off work will do enormous damage to the state of the
Public sector workers clearly don't give a fig about the country
or the economy. Their strikes say it all. These are me me me me me people. Their
strikes will lead to more redundancies and more real pain for the millions who
live in the real world. Companies will close.
As a result, selfish,
traitorous school teachers and all the rest of the public sector workforce will
find themselves loathed in a way that strikers never have been hated
Let's be straight about this: these strikes are not for a living
wage or a decent standard of living. These strikes are all about greed and
selfishness. The people striking already have far more than their fair share.
They are vastly overpaid. Their pensions are absurdly over-generous. And they
are fighting simply to keep their ill-gotten, undeserved gains.
that there will be some real resentment in the country during the coming
People will begin to resent their neighbours who are overpaid,
and who have unaffordable, taxpayer funded pensions, but who have the outrageous
cheek to cause disruption by striking.
The unions are going to divide
the country in two: those who work for the State and those who do proper
The unions will lose.
The strikers will become social
outcasts; hated and despised for their greed and selfishness. Teachers will be
as popular as tax collectors and those snotty bastards who pat people down at
This could be the end of the Big State.
I suspect that
these selfish strikes will result in an awakening: a civil war that leads to a
society in which the State plays a much smaller role. A society in which there
are far fewer State employees. A society in which State employees are no longer
There's a cheerful thought.
A happy ending, after
Copyright Vernon Coleman June 30th 2011