Wednesday’s Piece

“Two big factors restrict strikes. One is the unions’ small funds, which amount only to an average week’s wages to each man. The other is public opinion, which looms like a genie: the TUC knows well that strikes by public services, as by the London busmen in 1958, can make the genie scowl.”

(From Anatomy of Britain by Anthony Sampson, 1926 – 2004)

John Lentell

18th July, 1970


Monday’s Piece

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.”

(Mark Twain, 1853-1910)

John Lentell

15th July, 1970


Sunday’s Piece

“Dr. Philip Blaiberg left an estate of $90,000, his wife being the sole heiress with the exception of his maid who inherits $50.”

(Rhodesia Television News bulletin – 14/7/70)

John Lentell

16th July, 1970