Week of Dec 20 – 26

London USDR Across the Pond

By Steve Parkhurst, Senior Editor, USDR.

Looking at the news and opinion out of London each day.

12-20-16

Mrs May should make better use of existing laws against striking trade unions

The pressure on Theresa May to do something about the spate of pre-Christmas strikes affecting the country continues to grow.

Strikes: Downing Street won’t just act for the sake of acting

May’s team judge that ineffective knee-jerk action will do more harm than good.

Ed Miliband makes it big across the pond

Even when Ed Miliband was Labour leader, it was his brother who made the greatest impression across the pond. While Hillary Clinton waxed lyrical about David Miliband, Ed was never able to make waves in America.

Strikes

Yesterday evening I was invited by Sky to discuss the current wave of strikes in baggage handling, aviation, on the railways and at the Post Office. I naturally urged management and employees to sit down to sort it out. People do not want their Christmas arrangements messed up by strikes. It shows a singular lack of seasonal goodwill that so many groups of workers want to take it out on their customers at this time of year.

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Across The Pond is edited daily by Steve Parkhurst. Steve is a political consultant, a writer at his blog as well as a Senior Editor here at US Daily Review. Follow Steve on Twitter @SteveParkhurst

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