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Holding back the Mediterranean with a mop

This from the TUC's website:

"TUC unites with Tunisian unions to tackle globalisation".

And it gets better, "TUC spokesperson Sally Hunt [General Secretary of the University and College Union] said: 'Despite our different cultures and economies, our basic situation is the same. Globalisation can do enormous damage to manufacturing - such as the textiles industry - and can lead to unemployment, social breakdown and popular discontent. But with trade unions involved, globalisation can be shaped to deliver huge benefits - increased trade, decent work and more growth - which we can and must share.'

Meanwhile, globalisation would appear to be the friend of the man and woman on the Tunis omnibus, as "Real growth averaged 5.0% in the 1990s, and inflation is slowing. Increased trade and tourism have been key elements in this steady economic growth".

Perhaps Sally would like the good people of Tunisia to go back to subsistence farming. However, fairness requires that I point out that she (2.2 from Sussex in international relations.
) is not all bad: ""As I said at our congress, I simply do not believe that the majority of UCU members support an academic boycott of Israel or that they believe it should be a major priority for the union," she said. "When I speak to members, they tell me they want their union to focus on pay and conditions." Source

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Blogger istanbultory said... 10:45 am

Not only does Tunisia have a strong economy, it also has a healthy approach to imprisoning, torturing and generally shooting Islamists. IT lived in Tunisia in the mid-90s and has fond memories of the place.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 10:54 am

Non delenda est Carthago, perhaps?

(A proper rendering in Latin would be most welcome)  

Blogger istanbultory said... 1:00 pm

'Haven't a clue. What I do know is that since 1990, Tunisia (unlike the rest of the Islamic world) has been largely free of political violence. The only fatal attack attributed to Islamists was the 2002 truck bomb that targeted a synagogue in Djerba.  

Anonymous Nomad said... 1:27 pm

Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse..  

Blogger The Hitch said... 1:54 pm

Uncle Hitch has a factory over in Algeria , he moved production there from poland having got sick of the Poles , no doubt he now has something else to worry about with the TUC spreading its wings.  

Blogger Ed said... 8:28 pm

Is "Sally Hunt" her real name or Cockney rhyming slang?  

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