“The idea that a strike can be called by a majority of those that vote, rather than a majority of all those balloted, is farcical…” — Boris Johnson
Alright, let’s do some back of the envelope stats on the 2010 UK general election results. The voting population was 45.6 million people, but only 65% of them voted (29.7M). If we take the votes cast as a percentage of those balloted rather than those who voted, less than 24% voted Conservative, and less than 15% voted Liberal Democrat.
So when a union does it, it’s a farce. When a country does it (and doesn’t even get a majority), it’s a government?
Boris himself was elected by the majority of a minority (only 38% of those balloted in the 2012 mayoral election turned out to vote).
“It’s high time we had extra safeguards to protect the hard-working majority from this abusive militant minority.”
I couldn’t agree more… wait, who’re we talking about?