Hundreds of thousands of British teachers and civil servants went on strike on Thursday in the opening salvo of what could be months of widespread industrial action over planned pension reforms and austerity measures.
Echoing protests across Europe against spending cuts imposed to reduce budget deficits, the strikes closed many schools, as well as a small number of courts and other public offices, while thousands joined rallies in cities and towns across the country.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
You Can't Ride On The Gravy Train Forever
Eventually, as Margaret Thatcher says, you'll run out of other people's money: