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Thread #12277   Message #2533760
Posted By: GUEST,Ian
07-Jan-09 - 04:03 AM
Thread Name: Music: Police and Striking Miners
Subject: RE: Music: Police and Striking Miners
Thank you.

When I put my earlier post up, I appeared to be a lone voice. Now, the thread has a more balanced set of views.

It is not possible to say this side were fully in the right and that side were fully in the wrong.

The government had a two fold plan; destroy the power of the trade unions, as they were too aligned to the labour party and too powerful. Question the long term viability of coal fired power.

I was bemused to see the labour party sat on the fence for most of the time, relying on Benn, Skinner and other deniable assets to carry the flag whilst relishing the thought of not being dictated to by the unions in the long term.

So... what did this all achieve?

New Labour! Congratulations to Messrs Scargill, McGaghy etc for being the founding fathers of the alternative to a conservative government... wait for it... a different conservative government!

Not that the police are happy with them either.....