…is exemplified by the two headlines, almost identical but with completely different meanings, from the Guardian and the Daily Mail:
1) Labour rolls over for BA’s bullies – Seumas Milne , The Guardian
2) Mr Brown daren’t confront the BA union bullies - Andrew Pierce , The Daily Mail
Talk about being between a rock and a hard place!
For what it’s worth while I think it’s daft for the strike to take place (it’ll damage the entire company in the long run), it seems clear a deal exists that the staff would accept, yet BA are with-holding it so they can take on the union.
In essence it’s a game of chicken between the unions and BA/Willie Whitelaw or whatever his name is. The thing is the company itself will lose whatever the outcome.