Mudcat Café message #97290 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12277   Message #97290
Posted By: teller
20-Jul-99 - 08:34 AM
Thread Name: Music: Police and Striking Miners
Subject: RE: Police and Striking Miners
The_one_and_only_Dai has a point......there was wrong on both sides of the fence - and while nobody supports the tactics employed by Mags & her minions, can we afford to condone the, equally abhorent, physicality used by the flying pickets, et al ? And for that matter, has anybody tried to chronicle, in song, the reasons why the 'scabs' did what they did? And this takes us back to other mining disputes immortalised in song that also failed to give the other side of the coin - I think of, in particular, 'Blackleg Miners.'