The strike at the BBC, as expected, seems to have provoked something of a backlash. The comments on this page at the Times are almost all hostile. One can only be stunned at the naivete of these pampered public sector workers with their index-linked pensions and 1970s-style overmanning complaining when a hint of the real world catches up with them. Every viewer lost brings the end of the licence fee a little closer. The BBC staff are bringing about their own ruin.