Direct rule Minister John Spellar has provoked fury by instructing officials to examine whether public sector workers could be sacked or sued for taking part in industrial action. Great news! However it shouldn't just be in the Water Service that such modern practice be introduced, but right across the "Trade Union insulated from economic reality fantasy land" of the public sector.
Let's put the public sector parasites under the microscope - either let them perform or be sacked. Better still, privatise them all anyway!