Mudcat Café message #2530446 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12277   Message #2530446
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
03-Jan-09 - 10:44 AM
Thread Name: Music: Police and Striking Miners
Subject: RE: Music: Police and Striking Miners
"Hope you're not putting this up as an excuse for not making the effort Al! Given that Thatcher's best friend was Augusto Pinochet, it's interesting to speculate what Thatcher might have tried if there had been no opposition!!!"

It wasn't me making the effort. So who knows. its an interesting question. It presupposes 20/20 hindsight.

Really who the hell knew in 1979 what the Thatcher years had in store for us. I felt enormous foreboding. The Callaghan government were stupid and the tories seemed if anything to have even less purchase on reality.

It was all done so dishonestly. Both sides not stating their true objectives openly. You had to merely guess what the motives of all parties were.