Mudcat Café message #860515 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #53071   Message #860515
Posted By: Richard Bridge
07-Jan-03 - 05:48 AM
Thread Name: kim howells does it again (PEL)
Subject: RE: kim howells does it again
Gareth, we have seen that trying to be nice to the minister and hope he will be friendly does not work.

The Musicians' union won praise from the government for their rational and constructive approach in consultation. But they got no concessions. The government was just playing them along.

This government will only listen if forced.

And if you don't like what the Guardian says, don't blame the messenger.