About: Arthur Scargill interview | Miner's strikes | TV Eye | 1984
I have never liked Scargill , but he made perfect sense there. I'm wondering if the interest the mining industries had to pay on money for investment wasn't because the government weren't allowed to fund the mining industry because of EU rules. I know the EU have prohibited government help in other areas, on the pretense of having a level playing field whilst all the time funding their own industries.
When unions cared more for their image, prestige, member fees and not what happened to their members or the country
Same thing is happening in CA with the CA muni workers' unions (In this broke state, these unions control $ ~400 bn in assets - rarely used for helping workers in distress)
AND with other unions in other left run states
Washington MUST introduce legislation forcing the unions to be more public about their investments and forcing them to spend a minimum 75% each year on workers. A limit on donations to political parties (read Dems). AN INDEPENDENT BOARD MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE FEDERAL GOVT must be allowed to attend and must give his approval for major changes. The Federal Govt. should have the power to remove anyone they consider unfit to head the union
Conclusion: the government should never have nationalised the energy sector.
It doesn't matter whether something is economical or beneficial, the government won't do it unless they have the political will to do it.
Also, large numbers of mines were using old technology and methods, because when you're a nationalised industry there's no incentive to improve and use new technology
The man who single handlely destroyed the British trade unions who should have been shot
AS was right. regards Tony
Hey bro is that Reginald Bosanquet?
This man was a visionary! Today both the BBC, ITV and all channels would have a a Black News presenter questioning a Asian women. The day for the male have gone! You just have to see the plethoria of 42 Indian women prensents on the BBC, to every male, Channel 5 is totally Black and Asian women, and ITV would not even respnd to my FOIA. Just look at the top jobs, that have gone to all to women, Fiaona Bruce, Question Time, Rita Charaborrty, as the main News anchor, that black women on Channel 5 who felt uncomfortabel when 2 other black women sad why did you have to straighten your hair and not sport an Afro? The prefrence is Indian women, now being replaced by Chinese women, then mixed race black women, then the English woman. On the males its Black mixed race, 1st, then Black males, then white men , Chinese, Japnese, men, Muslim males, then the lowest is Hind and Sikh males!
Coal mining would have ended in the UK anyway due to the Climate Change Act.
The interviewer is creepy.
He had the best shredded wheat I have ever seen.
Hang all capitalists and those that appropriate our labour.
What a horrible man Scargill was. He, and the Trades Union, were happy to let tens of thousands or working class people lose their jobs in order to further their political agenda.
Scargill's aim was to establish totalitarian tyranny in Britain.
Typical union bloke from the 70’s tried to justify jobs for life, his philosophy was “ its perfectly acceptable to keep mining coal at a loss until the last piece was mined”, incredible statement which he actually believed in, the man was a menace & Thatcher finished him.
The British Government didnt want the Trade Union NUM.. because it had the power to say no to the government, and had the ability to turn the electricity off in Britain. But the privatisation of the Coal mines was asset stripping the british public.. including the police and military.. ... your electricity bills would be a lot cheaper.... the money paid out for electiricity would be a lot cheaper. IT MADE NO FINANCIAL SENSE TO THE BRITISH PUBLIC TO PRIVATISE THOSE COAL MINES........ The British Conservatives ROBBED the PEOPLE and PUT MONEY INTO THE HANDS OF THOSE WHO NOW PROVIDE ELECTRIC TO BRITAIN. which include AMERICA, RUSSIA and COLUMBIA.
What is the proof that Arthur scargill was marxist. I have not seen any proof of this yet. Further more.. He was following the instructions of the Labour Party's POLICY WRITING DEPARTMENT the NEC. Margaret Thatcher called him a marxist...but where is the proof of it. Margaret Thatcher spent more money closing the pitts .... billions.. then they privatised it.. stealing the Pits ownership from the PUblic.
Thank God that Thatcher came along and rumbled this communist - she knew she had to fight him, his sole aim was to destroy any Conservative Government.
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To all those who accuse scargill of being too authoritarian in his approach; I say that he was organising a major industrial dispute mandated by his members, not a fucking luncheon!
If he had been "soft" then they would've been crushed in seconds.
What a nasty cunt SCARgill is! I'd happily bury him under tons of coal.