The Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles said he had seen "longer chip shop queues" than the number of staff protesting on the picket line today:
Just 8% of DCLG staff participating into today’s industrial action. Passing the picket line today, I’ve seen longer chip shop queues
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