Boris Johnson is on the news banging on about banning strikes where less than 50% of union members vote.
As I've said before, such a "turnout threshold" would have prevented his own election on the back of just er, 19% of London voters:
Take Boris's consultation on removing the Western Extension which received the impressive backing of around 0.3% of Londoners.Or his comrade David Davis, who withdrew his labour at public cost and received the backing of just 24% of his electorate.Or Boris himself who was elected as Mayor with the first preferences of just 19% of his electorate.
But the simple fact is that Boris has zero powers to implement a strike ban in any case.
And the only reason he is talking about one now is to cover for his total inaction in getting the promised "no strike deal" with the unions.
So as you mull that one over on your journey home tonight here's a few other statistics to think about:
Boris Johnson's meetings since 2008:
- Rupert Murdoch: 1
- Rebekah Wade, The Sun: 2
- Lord Rothermere, Daily Mail: 1
- Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan: 1
- Lily Allen: 1
- Kelly Brook: 2
- Tube Union leaders: 0