Public sector strikes 'a damp squib', says Cameron - video

The prime minister told parliament that the government's planned public sector pension reforms are essential and that strike action has been 'something of a damp squib'. David Cameron said on pensions it was 'hard to imagine a better deal than this' and reminded those taking industrial action that negotiations are still ongoing

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