Monday, 28 November 2011
By Gove! Militant NUJ picket is now in Cabinet
After Education Secretary Michael Gove launched a ferocious attack on "hardline, militant" union barons over this week's mass public sector strike, the London Evening Standard quoted a PCS spokesman: "This is the latest tedious rubbish from a minister who ought to know better. The real militants are in the Cabinet."
Could the spokesman be referring to Michael Gove himself who was once happy to man an NUJ picket line when a journalist on the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, during a lengthy dispute over union recognition in 1989, as this pic by Donald Stewart shows.