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Rishi Sunak accused of ‘playing the man, not the ball’ after branding RMT boss Mick Lynch ‘Grinch’

Millionaire Prime Minister claimed union members are being used ‘foot soldiers in class war’ in editorial

Alana Calvert
Sunday 18 December 2022 14:38 GMT
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Millionaire Rishi Sunak has accused union boss Mick Lynch of being “a Grinch” using workers in a “class war”.

The Prime Minister claimed in a Sunday newspaper that union members were being used ‘as foot soldiers’ and that “an increasing number of union members want a deal”.

But the RMT has hit back at the comments, accusing the Prime Minister of “playing the man, not the ball” and scuppering efforts to resolve the long-running pay dispute.

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