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Review: 'GB84' by David Peace

‘Staying recently in a South Yorkshire town called Rotherham—described in one guidebook as “murky”, an inadequate word for the place—I was interested to read in the local newspaper how the proprietors of some stores are preventing hooligans from gathering outside to intimidate and rob customers. 1,101 more words

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The 1980s: Barry Manilow, Bangor and Babycham

Moving from the 60’s and 70’s in our fascinating series about childhood memories of different decades we move into the 80’s and thank Mrs Pam Gordon, a teacher at St John’s School for sharing her memories. 278 more words

On the death of Thatcher.....

Being of mining stock the demise of Margret Thatcher has been along awaited.

Take this song from my childhood years

“Here’s Maggie Thatcher Throw Her Up and Catch Her…Squish Squash, Squish Squash….

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Brexit and a Reappraisal of the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike, Part One: Its International Dimension

As the consequences of the Brexit vote begin to sink in, the British political class are reeling in shock. Most commentators and even some politicians have realized that the vote reflects a catastrophic failure of government over many years to satisfy basic social and economic needs in former industrial areas – housing, jobs, decent wages, hope for future improvement – that has been distorted through the campaign rhetoric of immigration control. 2,538 more words

'Crisis in Employment' by Revd Prof. Dr Michael Fass

Michael Fass is a Senior Research Fellow at the Westcott Foundation, Cambridge, & former Chair of ICF (Industrial Christian Fellowship)


As the news came through about the latest job losses at Newport in South Wales and Redcar in the North East of England memories came back to me of the hard years of the two great recessions in 1981-1984 and 1989-1994. 2,249 more words


Demand public inquiry now

Unite members can help win justice for Ogreave miners

As one of the stalwarts of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign (OTJC), Joe Rollin, a Unite industrial organiser from Barnsley, wants Unite members who have been very supportive so far to  help provide the final push to persuade the home secretary Theresa May to order a public inquiry into the policing of events at the Orgreave Coking Plant on more than thirty years ago on June 18, 1984. 634 more words


Abstract Greens - Maggie Thatcher Milk Snatcher

Maggie Thatcher was a Milk Snatcher
Or so my father said
When I lived in Loanhead
She destroyed the miners
Going to school life was so cruel…

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