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Thread #127593   Message #2857673
Posted By: The Sandman
06-Mar-10 - 01:30 PM
Thread Name: BBC Radio 2 Ballad of the Miners Strike
Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 Ballad of the Miners Strike
My father put up a number of Kent miners,for 6 months,during the strike.
   did Arthur Scargill,make the right decision? maybe not
but the scabs of the democratic miners didnt save their jobs either.
Thatcher planned this confrontation, as a result of the defeat of the 1974 mining strike.,so Scargill didnt [imo] have much choice.Thatcher was out to smash the NUM
Deputies were part of the mining establishment,they are on the side of the mine owners.