Saturday, 8 September 2012

Growing Like Topsy on Strike


What with the relaxation of planning regulations, we're thinking of building another house further up the field. We'll start with a garage as, providing it's below a certain size, you don't need planning permission for outhouses in the first place. Once that's in place we'll have somewhere to live temporarily, so that's a good place to start. Then we'll build an extension (or what we experts commonly term a house) and take it from there.


I see one of the teaching unions has voted to strike on the basis of 82.5% being in favour from a 27% turnout. That's 22.275% voting to strike. It's not surprising they're going on strike on such a low vote (that's a given, along with the strange manner in which the unions interpret this low number as both a victory and a mandate); what's surprising is that the overwhelming majority of teachers obviously think very little of their union and can't even be bothered to vote in the first place.


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