numbers

I can’t stop thinking about the interview I heard on the Today programme yesterday by John Humphreys with Brendan Barber – an account of which is here. The point for me is numbers. If the unions have 7 million members, and if 7 million want to strike, that’s actually more support than the number of people who voted Lib Dem during the recent elections (just over 6.8m) and not so far off the number of people who voted Labour. For full results see here. Factor into that the number of British people who are against the cuts, and you undoubtedly have a number higher than the number of people who voted Tory and probably who voted Tory and Lib Dem.