Monday, 12 January 2009

A miner problem

It's been revealed that the Labour Government in London has spent £5 million in legal fees fighting the claims of sick miners - and the figure is expected to double by the time the cases reach court. Who would have thought that they'd see a Labour Government seeking to avoid its responsibilities as a former employer in this way?

If I may paraphrase Neil Kinnock,
You start with far-fetched resolutions. They are then pickled into a rigid dogma, a code, and you go through the years sticking to that, out-dated, misplaced, irrelevant to the real needs, and you end in the grotesque chaos of a Labour Government – a Labour Government – hiring lawyers to scuttle around a country refusing compensation to its own former workers.

It's almost like Kinnock foresaw the Blair/Brown catastrophe, isn't it?

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