(1) Speaking from the picket line at Orpington station in south-east London, the man, who wished to remain anonymous, tells us: "We don't want to inconvenience anyone. I apologise sincerely, but if I don't believe and stand up for what the union is for, what's the point in being in the union?"
He adds: "Enough is enough now. Everyone in every position needs to stand up to this government for what you believe in and get what's owed to you."
Me: I don't understand who owes what to whom but taking the earlier point, this is political pure and simple.
(2) Oliver Setterfield, an NHS nurse from Warrington, had arrived in the Lake District to climb Scafell Pike. He said he was angry at the striking rail workers.
"I work for the NHS and we should be going on strike, I was dating a train conductor and she was on £30,000 after one year with no experience, as a nurse you'd have to wait five years before a pay rise, after all that time at university.
"I think it's an absolute joke, these people are well-paid, we should be on strike, but the NHS doesn't do that," Setterfield added.
Me: His point has merit.
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