The BBC strike is about pensions, which are among the most generous in the public sector – the striking dates seems carefully chosen:
“I’ve just seen the news that BBC unions will be going on strike on 5 & 6 October. How totally coincidental that this is during the Conservative Party Conference and that the BBC may not be able to broadcast David Cameron’s speech or give it any news coverage. And even more coincidental that the second strike will be on 19 & 20 October, the day of the Comprehensive Spending Review. Who’d have though it, eh?”
Go to Iain Dale’s Diary for more.