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Posted By: GUEST,Ralphie
06-Mar-10 - 11:08 AM
Thread Name: BBC Radio 2 Ballad of the Miners Strike
Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 Ballad of the Miners Strike
Interesting Bonzo Old Chap.
Don't recall many songs from that era extolling the virtues of Margaret Thatcher and her policies....?
Did I miss something.

To quote.

There is a green field far away, that used to be a pit.
But know it's just a grassy bank, where picnic parties sit.
And deep beneath their Quiche Lorraine, the ghosts of miners sing.
The politics of selfish gain, has ruined everything.

I thought that the programme was well balanced, and reflected the thoughts and emotions of the people involved at the time. Arthur Scargill, like him or not, was a pivotal participant in those events. You can airbrush him out of history if you want to. Others won't.