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The picture shown was published in the Daily Star on Thursday 12th February. Derek Simpson, currently joint general secretary of UNITE, is shown with posters that completely misrepresent the cause for which his members are fighting. The media in Britain and internationally have systematically portrayed the recent Lindsey dispute as being a struggle between “British workers and foreign workers”, when in actual fact it has nothing to do with this. The struggle was about defending wages and conditions as established in hard fought for trade union agreements. Here Rob Sewell points out some of the dirty tricks of the press.