Friday, May 30, 2008

punkscience is now a union member

I just joined Unite-Amicus. I thought it was the right thing to do and Peter Tatchell agrees. We shall see how this pans out . . . .

They happened to offer new members the chance to register their political position in the form of a questionnaire. Unfortunately I am physically incapable of turning down any opportunity to slate the Labour party. Hence:


  1. Is this the same Unite that has been lobbying for new nuclear builds?

    Welcome back!


    Support for the labour government is a given for such a monolithic organisation but I will not have my money used to lobby for new nuclear builds!

    I quit!

  3. Having simmered for a few hours I am determined to adopt a rational position over this dilemma. On the one hand we have unionisation: Undoubtedly a good thing. On the other we have that union's support for the Labour Petty and new nuclear build. I do not think they are right on either of these things, but is it grounds to reject the undeniable good of being a member of a union. This may be purely selfish on my part as having the backing of a union in certain situations can be invaluable.

    I am absolutely certain that whatever my position on this will finally be, it will be a compromise- as my affiliation with the Green Party is. They are not perfect, but I rationalise that they are the least worst option. That may well be the case here.

    It doesn't mean I can't call them a bunch of cockweasels.


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