Unions really take the cake with self-importance.
Border guards who disrupt the Olympics could be fired, Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has suggested.
The Culture secretary disclosed that some ministers wanted a “Ronald Reagan” approach to dealing with this weeks- eve of Olympics strike.
The comments lift the lid on the concern at the top of Government over the planned strikes by the PCS union on Thursday, the day before the start of the Olympic Games.
A split has emerged in the Coalition, after Chancellor George Osborne suggested laws at the weekend could be changed to make it harder for public sector workers to go on strike.
One idea is only to allow a strike if more than 40 per cent of the officials vote in a ballot. In the PCS’s strike ballot, one in five border guards voted.
Mr Hunt was asked by a sports presenter on BBC Radio Five whether the Border agency should say to strikers “sorry your job is not there any more” – and “sack them”.