Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Secretary of State's Special Day

Link to "Political Scrapbook" web site (and comments)

"As union-bashing Michael Gove accused teachers of taking 'militant' strike action over pension cuts, Scrapbook thought it apposite to revisit the photo above of a certain bespectacled trainee journalist.

"The image depicts the education secretary alongside union colleagues from Aberdeen’s Press and Journal, distributed across the northern counties of Scotland. Liberal Conspiracy reports that he went on a strike for as long as four months after his employers de-recognised the National Union of Journalists.

"Indeed, Gove was described by his former shop steward as quite the firebrand:
“He was an active striker, willingly taking his turn on picket duty, and going on a small delegation to Strasbourg to press the union’s case.”

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