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UK Could Deploy Army to Deal With Strikes Before Christmas

  • Tory party chairman says military could drive ambulances
  • UK faces strikes in health and transport services this month
Euston Station during strikes in October. 

Euston Station during strikes in October. 

Photographer: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

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The UK government could use the military to help ease any disruption caused by public sector strikes, according to Conservative Party Chairman Nadhim Zahawi.

If unions chase wage increases in line with or above inflation, “you will embed inflation for longer and hurt the most vulnerable,” Zahawi said on the “Sophy Ridge on Sunday” show on Sky News. The war in Ukraine has led to very high inflation rates, he said.