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March 21, 2011



I’ll be on a picket line today(Monday 21st March 2011). The UCU are striking over pensions, pay and jobs. I shall be dressed in denim, sporting a handlebar moustache, bringing some much needed Winter of Discontent-chic to the proceedings, otherwise a picket line  of university lecturers would just look naff. Wouldn’t it?

The Education Activists Network have produced a pamphlet (here) you can print and distribute.


A moustachio’d trade unionist outstares his scarce-bearded adversaries during the battle of Orgreave.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. Dr Disco permalink
    March 21, 2011 4:54 pm

    That’s funny, Rab – I saw a number of people in Belfast last week rocking the double denim look. I thought it was a trendy eighties throwback and didn’t realise they might be protesting lecturers. And of course, denim is much more menacing than tweed and elbow patches.

    Good luck.

    Dr. Disco.

  2. CharlieMcMenamin permalink
    March 21, 2011 7:34 pm

    Turning up to work with a handle-bar moustache is genuinely funny– or so says Will Davies. Mind, it’s the last positive thing he dies say about those who sport them and it appears that they have a rather different cultural significant in Hoxton to the one you imagine might still pertain on your side of the Irish Sea…..

  3. Rab permalink*
    March 22, 2011 9:39 am

    I’m not taking any aul’ shite about this; handlebar moustaches and denim are the dog’s bollocks. I looked stunning yesterday!

    And what does Will Davies know about handlebar moustaches that only handlebar moustaches know?

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