Letter: Greedy bastards
Friday 18 September 1998
Many of the workers who keep the public services that we all rely on running have also kept the Labour Party alive through their unions' contributions; without them Tony Blair would not have a party to lead. Forcing yet more pay restraint down their throats may look tough to Rupert Murdoch and the rest of Blair's cronies, but if I was a teacher or a nurse I'd be asking myself: "If I can't get a decent pay deal from this government, then what exactly is the point of the Labour Party - and why should I vote for it next time?"
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