I'm roadying for Martin today; he is playing a solo gig at Appleton and Thorne village hall near Warrington. I've been telecastering away in the room finding chords for my latest song, and taking advice from Offsprog One about next week's strike. When she was a student at Leeds College of Art there was a strike by the lecturers there and she gave me the perspective of a student.
It's all to do with bullying, in the end. Trying to please bullies is pointless.