No beer and sandwiches (apparently)
According to a panel of “insiders and experts” trade unions (and am I being paranoid in thinking that the way the piece is worded suggests that the author thinks that the reader should feel relieved?) were perceived to have had little or no real influence on the government’s recently announced measures aimed at alleviating the effects of the current financial crisis and impending recession.
Even those on the panel who believed that unions had been fairly influential thought that the governemnt were likely to introduce the measures anyway.
So, er, that’s alright then!!!!???