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Pickets take to the streets of Britain to protest pension reforms

Thursday, June 30th 2011 - 20:06 UTC
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Teachers and civil servants marched through the streets and picketed government buildings across Britain today in protest at planned pension reforms, launching what could be a long period of labour unrest over austerity measures. Read full article


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  • Fido Dido

    and this is just the begin as what I typed here many times “Austerity Measures”. If you kool aid drinkers don't believe me that the BANKSTERS won't attack you? Keep drinking the kool aid, they, the bankers, serve you with pleasure..:D

    Jun 30th, 2011 - 08:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Fido the lab rat took the Merco press bait lol what a wonker

    Jun 30th, 2011 - 09:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    The new Greece.

    Jun 30th, 2011 - 09:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    This morning in my Buenos Aires hotel I received a call from the concierge informing me that they were concerned about me leaving for the airport as there was an angry mob outside the front of the hotel. (I swear they didn't know I was staying there. : ) ). They asked if I could possibly leave a half hour earlier so they could take me out of a back exit to a waiting car to take me away to safety. Of course, I agreed. I had heard the baying crowd, drums and smoke bombs that are so much a part of every day life in Buenos Aires.

    When I arrived in reception to settle my bill I could see the crowd outside throwing eggs at the hotel and generally acting like idiots. Absolutely no one knew what the protest was about and I doubt many of the protesters knew either. I had interviewed a postal worker the day before who told me that he is often told by his union to leave work, go to a certain location and shout prescribed slogans. He didn't agree with it or understand the protest but had to do it to keep his job; he loved his job.

    Just sayin'.

    Jun 30th, 2011 - 10:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Marcos Alejandro (#)
    The new Greece ][yes argentina may well be the new greece]
    but have some confidence in your own country [please]
    at least give them a chance,
    the protest in the UK went of peacefully, thankfully .

    Jun 30th, 2011 - 11:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    Sticky, it seems you're so dumb to understand what's going on in your country and it's great to read that you prefer to keep your head stuck in your ass, not to see the reality.

    “This country is being led by people who are privileged, people who earn too much money... The gap between rich and poor is getting bigger. We don't think it should be us who are made to suffer for it,”

    But sticky thinks, it's all right. Bring it on those austerity measures.

    Jul 01st, 2011 - 01:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Damp squib anyone ??

    Jul 01st, 2011 - 01:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    The distibution of wealth in South America is worse even than Africa. That is a fact.

    Jul 01st, 2011 - 03:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    “Biggest school strikes since 1980s”

    ”David Cameron's claim that system could 'go broke' Oh no!!
    Teachers on strike and millions of pupils without school meanwhile soldiers are kept 8000 miles away to count penguins.

    Jul 01st, 2011 - 03:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Um. I believe the teachers in the Santa Cruz province have been striking for 58 days. How they must care about their pupil's education.

    There is nothing wrong with peaceful demonstration. One day won't really effect the pupils but will give them a good lesson in how democracy works.

    Jul 01st, 2011 - 03:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Dozens of protesters arrested just yards from Downing Street after violence breaks out on strike march

    Read more:

    Jul 01st, 2011 - 05:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Fido the Lab rat,you wouldnt know austerity if it bit you in the arse,I will start to worry when we have to eat Tulip bulbs to get by

    “Over this winter, later infamously known as the Hongerwinter (”Hunger winter”), a number of factors combined to cause starvation of the Dutch people: the winter itself was unusually harsh and the retreating German army destroyed locks and bridges to flood the country and impede the Allied advance . . . In search of food people would walk for tens of kilometers to trade valuables for food at farms. Tulip bulbs and sugarbeets were commonly consumed. Furniture and houses were dismantled to provide fuel for heating. From September 1944 until early 1945 approximately the deaths of 10,000 Dutch people were attributed to malnutrition as the primary cause.”

    with its severe food and fuel shortages, was a terrible one for the Dutch people . . . In some provinces there was nothing to eat but tulip bulbs and sugar beets, and eighteen thousand Dutch civilians actually starved to death.

    Still the Brits came to the rescue you from your German relations

    Jul 01st, 2011 - 06:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    thats twice now Marcos Alejandro keeps insulting his own country.
    a mole in the making.
    now he thinks british soldiers are counting argentinians,[ penguins
    tut tut .

    Jul 01st, 2011 - 12:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    “Hope the UK Air Traffic Controllers are in their seats when I'm due to land
    . . . . I'd hate to be diverted to Paris for a few days
    . . . . .Hmmmmm” :-)

    Jul 01st, 2011 - 04:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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