Friday, June 17, 2005

LIVE 8: POLITICAL FOOTBALL

Of course, getting home isn't a problem, as everyone's going to march behind Bob Geldof up to Edinburgh. But getting to Live 8 could be difficult, as the RMT has called a strike on Midland Mainline trains for July 2nd. Interestingly, the same RMT is proudly pledging its support to the Make Poverty History campaign on it's website. So it's almost certainly a terrible mistake that they seem to have decided to deliberately target Live 8 by shifting their ongoing strike action from Fridays to Saturdays on that day, rather than a slightly cynical attempt to boost their union off the back of MPH campaigners.


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