Union dues

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Some people can't even be trusted to run a booze-up at a barbecue. Take last week's al-fresco get-together held by Aslef, the train drivers' union, at their north London HQ. A drunken brawl broke out, and now half a dozen senior officials have been suspended. Not very brotherly behaviour. Not quite what Marx had in mind when he talked about "class struggle".

Some people can't even be trusted to run a booze-up at a barbecue. Take last week's al-fresco get-together held by Aslef, the train drivers' union, at their north London HQ. A drunken brawl broke out, and now half a dozen senior officials have been suspended. Not very brotherly behaviour. Not quite what Marx had in mind when he talked about "class struggle".

But what's the moral of the story? Take more care with the guest list? Buy enough burgers? We prefer a more philosophical interpretation. Workers of the world unite - you have everything to lose, including your reputations. (Oh, and mineral waters all round next time.)

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