Issue - 1887
Dated - 07 Feb 2004
Hugh Scanlon: from awkward to ermine

HUGH SCANLON, who died last week at the age of 90, was president of the engineering workers' union in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was part of the "awkward squad" of the time. The media referred to him and the transport workers' leader Jack Jones as the "Terrible Twins". But Scanlon ended up in the House of Lords.

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