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It all gets worse

Ross McKibbin

22 September 1994
The New Industrial Relations? 
by Neil Millward.
Policy Studies Institute, 170 pp., £15, February 1994, 0 85374 590 0
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... the compulsory closed shop. But that is no longer possible.) Finally, the proportion of firms possessing some kind of consultative committee has in fact fallen: from 24 per cent to 18 per cent. As NeilMillward, the author of the Survey, points out, single-union workforces are almost everywhere associated with union weakness. They are common in firms with low union density and highly segmented ...

Dykes, Drongs, Sarns, Snickets

David Craig: Walking England

20 December 2012
The English Lakes: A History 
by Ian Thompson.
Bloomsbury, 343 pp., £16.99, March 2012, 978 1 4088 0958 7
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The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot 
by Robert Macfarlane.
Hamish Hamilton, 432 pp., £20, June 2012, 978 0 241 14381 0
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... Maybe Thompson did not set out to write a comprehensive study in the manner of W.G. Collingwood’s The Lake Counties, first published in 1902, or the more recent The Lake District (1970) by Roy Millward and Adrian Robinson, a book that is perfect of its kind. But what I am asking for is a sense of first-hand experience, which is desirable especially when the subject is our experience as physical ...

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