Miners strike (channel 4 Coal not Dole)

Miners strike (channel 4 Coal not Dole)

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About: Miners strike (channel 4 Coal not Dole)

The coal mines closed because we no longer had an empire.
police earn`t enough to buy a new house cash on the over time they did....
thatcher rot in hell cunt
Who is speaking at the 26:45 mark?
Maggie crushed them.
Union should have recommended strike and give us a proper ballot
No one would have gone through the picket line if they got the result for strike from a National ballot
Everyone would have been out
Best thing ever breaking these unions. All unions do is drag a country down, if you don't like the job get another, no work? Well bloody move to where work is. You cant have your cake and eat it.
Bring back Thatcher's proper coppers
Twice as many mines were closed and twice as many jobs lost under darling Harold than Thatcher

I still live in this village.x
Love the fact they lost!
I'm so glad the coal mines were closed.
Thatcher destroyed communities with her policies but the miners and the NUM weren't blameless as they wanted to bring down the heath government in 1974 which they did. She waited a while before she had the chance for revenge.
No jobs in the north. Fucking Tory bastards closed the pits and robbed millions of people of their livelihoods
Fucking Tory bastards turned Britain into a financial economy so all the bloody money is made in London and we import all the shit we used to make
Looking back now I get the impression from the government and its alies that they felt the miners were a wind up watch in a up and coming digital world, and that is very sad and short sighted of any conservative government. Now there is still that resentment towards the elite, and rightly so. "It is always better to have fought and lost, then never have fought at all", quote from 1970s tv series, "The Flashing Blade"
was everything really this fuzzy in the 80s
What a bunch of idiots these miners were. 100'000 of you spent a year outside a load of pits, freezing their backsides off for no pay and lost. In the year 2000, couple of farmers stood outside a couple of oil refineries and shut the country down in less than a week.

You lost because none of you could think.
It's so interesting ! Britain and its working class ! The lives of the British miners in 80 years. English White bone and and ...strikes?

Coal stock

Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.


Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 7.25 billion tonnes in 2010 The price of coal increased from around $30.00 per short ton in 2000 to around $150.00 per short ton as of September 2008. In early 2015, it was trading near $56/ton.