One wonders if the workers out on strike know that they have been shafted, and whether they realise that they are enjoying the benefits of membership of the EU. And, if they do not know, shouldn't someone tell them?
...something this blog & a few others have been trying to do since Pontius was a UAV.
Our rue-ling classes are well past attempting to explain to them the plight of hoi polloi in this tangled web of Eurospeak smoke, mirrors & middens....even if they could find the one-syllable words so to do...though some of the brighter afflicted in this, as yet fairly minor contretemps are scenting an atmophere that no longer has the perfume of plastic moolah & wet beer mats.
Despite years of insouciance...and thus a considerable portion of the blame, those few now affected and those many thousands, unfortunately, to come must have some sympathy ( I know very well what it is to be suddenly jobless)...but they gave their vote, time & again, to some truly awful & incompetent rascals who have put them squarely behind the 8 ball.
Lindsey Oil is, I fear, a mild 'Vorspiel' prior to some seriously major shafting...there will be no exquisite gain without the exquisite pain component.
"Everyone's a foreigner somewhere"
People from other EU countries aren't furriners are they Richard?...are they?