Wardens' Revolutionary Party

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It may only apply in some London boroughs. It may only be a limited stoppage. It may be just a one-off. But it is a start. The nation surely feels more than a little excitement on hearing the news that the traffic wardens are to go on strike. Normally, unconfined joy at the prospect of an industrial dispute is confined to a few Trotskyist sects. Yet the whole nation must now be composing fulsome messages of solidarity for these heroes, the striking wardens. Many car owners will be urging the meter maids and meter men to more radical solutions: all-out indefinite industrial action followed by the setting up of the All-Britain Praesidium of Workers' and Wardens' Soviets, meeting in non-stop plenary session to build a new society, based on the rigid observance of fixed-penalty notices, red routes and other tenets of Marxist-Leninist-Wardenist thinking. All together now: The traffic wardens united will never be defeated.

It may only apply in some London boroughs. It may only be a limited stoppage. It may be just a one-off. But it is a start. The nation surely feels more than a little excitement on hearing the news that the traffic wardens are to go on strike. Normally, unconfined joy at the prospect of an industrial dispute is confined to a few Trotskyist sects. Yet the whole nation must now be composing fulsome messages of solidarity for these heroes, the striking wardens. Many car owners will be urging the meter maids and meter men to more radical solutions: all-out indefinite industrial action followed by the setting up of the All-Britain Praesidium of Workers' and Wardens' Soviets, meeting in non-stop plenary session to build a new society, based on the rigid observance of fixed-penalty notices, red routes and other tenets of Marxist-Leninist-Wardenist thinking. All together now: The traffic wardens united will never be defeated.

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