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Time For #Entryism ?

The Labour party was born from the blood, sweat and tears of ordinary people in struggle.

First came the Trade Unions, organised workers who fought for safer and better work conditions. 250 more words

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Memoirs From A Picket Line - The Final Chapter

Welcome one and all to this, the final chapter of MY Miners’ Strike.
As we start I’m still suspended from Driving Duties, Mutual Aid has ceased and I am waiting to hear my fate. 1,318 more words

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Memoirs From A Picket Line - Part Six

Welcome to my last ever tour of duty on the Miners’ Strike.  This week finds me still suspended from driving, sat in the back of a Transit a Minibus as one of the crew, in Ripon, North Yorkshire, of all places.  321 more words

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Memoirs From A Picket Line - Part Five

My next set of adventures was slightly different.  Well, a whole world different really.

For this tour I was ‘lucky’ enough to be the Boss’s Driver. 1,016 more words

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Memoirs From A Picket Line - Part Four

Today would change our experience of the Miners’ Strike completely. We didn’t yet know it but we were about to be introduced to violence on the Picket Line for the first, but not the only, time. 461 more words

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Memoirs From A Picket Line - Part Three

The second episode of any note found me billeted at an Army Camp somewhere on the outskirts of Grantham.

As far as I can remember we didn’t see a single striking miner for the entire duration of our week stay. 530 more words

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The Miner's Strike and the politics of punk

Punk music in the UK was arguably a response to the poor conditions of living during James Callaghan’s time as Labour Prime Minister. Though it wasn’t until Thatcher came to power that punk really hit its political stride. 958 more words

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