Mick Lynch making a fantastic point on @Peston
. Government puts up, without fail, rail fares by RPI each year. Yet the workers are denied an RPI based pay increase. The government has roundly lost the argument on these strikes, but they press ahead for political reasons.
“It feels like unions are opposing modernisation”
“You don’t know that, you haven’t been in our position”
and Mick Lynch clash over the reasons why @RMTUnion members have been striking on @ITV
Mick Lynch was fantastic on #Peston Robert Genrick lost the argument with Mick, just like everybody else this week!
Mick Lynch of @RMTunion
is on the #Peston show tonight. What's the very silliest question I could ask him?
It looks like support for the Tories in the blue wall seats is diminishing a lot. Come on Tiverton and Honiton, let's make it happen!#Peston
“Employers are ready to do a deal with us, the government are stopping them negotiating”
@RMTUnion Leader Mick Lynch suggests the government prevented progress in today’s negotiations between employers and trade unions, meaning strike action will continue.
"They want to close every ticket office, we have to adopt different contracts of employment, a form of fire&rehire where all new entrants will have lower wages, & they're going to extend the working week. Now this is a form of what P&O did". Mick Lynch of the @RMTunion
on #Peston https://t.co/qeKA9yVsng
'Before the last election, ministers chose 101 towns in England for a £25m boost to their economies.
61 were chosen at the discretion of ministers led by Robert Jenrick. All but one were Tory-held seats or Tory targets before the election.'
Robert Jenrick on #Peston said "everyone is going to be worse off" Are they? David Cameron told us we were all in it together during #ToryAusterity. Yet, not one Tory politician became poorer whilst we all suffered. No Tory politician will get poorer this time again. #ToryLies
When asked by Peston last night if RMT made a mistake recommending voting for #Brexit that bloke Mick Lynch said "No, I don’t think we did make a mistake."
I support the strikes. I don't support Lynch's pro-Brexit views. Irresponsible!
I really think that @BorisJohnson
will never meet Mick Lynch for a face to face discussion. He simply would not last. So he sent Jenrick. Now Jenrick is looking for mummy! #peston
Hey Robert Jenrick - if the government is really interested in getting people back onto trains, how about doing what the German government has done & offering unlimited train travel for €9 a month? This also helps people get out of their cars & save on fuel.
Jenrick “No one knows what Labour stands for”
We all know what the Tories stand for, shafting everyone who isn’t a millionaire
Now you know why journalists don’t want to ask #MickLynch what the #RMTstrikes are all about. He’s demolishing the government’s soundbite bollocks and taking them to task. It’s Glorious! #CostofLivingCrisis #Peston
@chels1_chels @Peston @RMTunion
Well, Arthur claimed the Tories were hell-bent on unnecessary pit closures and on provoking a nationalised industry to strike so they could put the uppity working classes in their place.
The release of official government papers showed he was spot on.
Because of RMT support for #Brexit (they wrongly blamed the EU and not the Tory government for working conditions) our country is £120 billion poorer and can’t afford paying his members proper salaries.
Emily Thornberry is a fucking idiot and an enemy of the trade unions who created the Labour Party. Get her out of parliament. Get all Keir Starmer's bastards out of parliament. #Peston
He was on Peston last night saying he didn’t think Brexit was a mistake.
But (confirmed on Peston last night) he still supports Brexit.... which is part of the reason we’re in this mess.
The tories are putting pensions up 10% because old people are more likely to vote for them. It's the same reason bus passes and blue (disabled) badges are eligible for voter ID but student travel passes are not.
It's a blatant electoral bribe.
@cymrurouge @Peston @RMTunion
think he is taking the piss out of certain "journalists" who have asked him some ridiculous questions. from what I've seen peston was one of the few journalists to treat him with respect
Except. He still supports Brexit as did the RMT in 2016. He confirmed on Peston last night......
And Brexit is a big part of the reason we are in this mess.....