About: The 1972 Miners Strike | Yorkshire Miners | industrial Action | This Week | 1972
So glad coal mining is history.
The workers made a mistake. They were too English and believed too much in the idea of British decency. They should have taken up arms. Alas, they lost to better tactics and more sensible men.
People today would'nt live 2 fucking minutes in them days that's a fact
Fast forward to 2019 the 1970s has still left it's mark on this country, mainly sinkholes and lung disease.
This is who the Labour Party used to represent, not anymore.
the strike was broken by truck drivers, who want everyone else support if fuel prices get too high. i would never support striking truckers.
The boss's got their way, husband and wife now have to go to work, which made labour cheaper, working people are slaves to big industry
The miners got shit on, poor buggers.
Bet they're not striking now, since the UK no longer has a coal industry. 😂
Armthorpe was quite a left wing area in terms of the NUM and elections. It even had communist members of the local council back in those days.
And now there are no mines...
The modern day bell man social media.
Thus they brought blacks, muslim colonies. To destory English men, British working class
So glad the coal mines were closed.
Miners 0 Thatcher 1 let’s shut down power stations to hit the public. Greedy bastards got what they deserved
disagreement vocal but reasonable and within the law. Just a better community spirit back then.
People seemed to treat each other better then.
The Tories destroy the miner's. Now they are going to finish Britain of with Brixit.
The miners wanted the British taxpayer to subsidise loss making mines. The government was 100% correct to close the mines. The strikers were selfish and thought only of themselves.
"If you're fighting for something, if you believe in it, then you've got to go out and do something about it. That's all there is to it. If it's worth fighting for, that's it." Take notes kiddies.