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'Union leaders to blame for strikes' - Frances Maude

10 July 2014 Last updated at 15:35 BST

The public sector strikes across the UK have disrupted the lives of "hard-working people", the Cabinet Office Minister France Maude has said.

Mr Maude questioned the legitimacy of the mandate for strike action, and suggested that "irresponsible" strike action could be legislated against in the future.