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A private company has thoughtlessly been handed a key piece of national infrastructure, and can now use its 'national importance' as a way of framing a dispute against the unions.

bingo, just like northern rock and bear stearns.

the crude, cruel lines of power politics emerge....

get big enough and you too can be 'too important to have to play by the same rules the plebs have to'.

splendid port, my man!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Mon Apr 28th, 2008 at 07:07:40 AM EST
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