Thursday 15 April 2004

Meanwhile, back in the real economy

100,000 "civil" servants went on strike on Tuesday:
Staff in Jobcentres and benefit offices in Scotland, England and Wales will walk out for 48 hours in a long- running row over pay.
Every other building in central Edinburgh seems to contain a private-sector employment agency. I've never noticed any sign of strike action occurring there. Why does the government need to compete with these companies? The strikers would be better employed in the real economy, working in topless barber shops or making kilts out of nettles.

The free market in action - don't you just love it?