Matt Wrack said the union had been left with no choice."
That kind of remark is an insult to the intelligence. People like Matt Wrack make me sick. They trot out the same tired old 'we have been left with no choice' mantra, as if that makes everything OK. They have plenty of choice - they could have chosen to threaten a strike on November 9th, or the 10th, or 1st December, but no - they choose the one day that they know will worry the general public the most.
They are a disgrace to the ethic of the Fire Service, and I hope the public lets them know it as they stand by their silly braziers outside the Fire stations, grinning inanely and waving placards asking us all to 'hoot if you support us'.