Night Tube Discussion Feb 5, 2014 22:54:26 GMT
Post by Deleted on Feb 5, 2014 22:54:26 GMT
Feb 5, 2014 21:38:22 GMT @cityboy said:
As you say, no one has the time to understand everything, so it's about the PR, the oration, personalities (of which the RMT's Crow is the most vocal and visible) and the ability to effectively communicate to your key stakeholders, in this case principally the traveling (and paying) public. That's why Bo-Jo's winning the argument, why Crow doesn't cut the mustard and the workers who Crow is supposed to represent will not get what they want or deserve. Crow's just not a good representative.
Rant over. Now back to the transport...
These strikes are absolute PR heaven to a Tory government looking for any reason to stomp on a Union before the next round of "cuts". Its the early 80's in microcosm, with Crow as Scargill, Bo-Jo as Maggie, Millband as Kinnock and Cameron? Well. We need a Gordon the Gopher I suppose. He's a nice shiny cover story, but deep down the Tories haven't changed at all.
In the end nobody wins, except those in power. You end up with the Tories PR creating an environment where workers rights end up being reduced, and its not only accepted, but applauded by the majority with the Union looking a bit silly on the sidelines. It stops mattering whether the strikers are in the right or not, people just see the PR spin on the chaos and think there must be another way. And that's the thing, with the Tories in power you have to find another way, because they will not let strikers win.
You just know, sickening as it is, that there's a Tory Malcolm Tucker sitting poring over every news channel or feed, searching anywhere for an ambulance in London, stuck in traffic, that just couldn't get to where it needed to go. Up against people who'll use that you've no chance.