1984, the Miners and the Strike that could have won


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Forty years ago more than 160, 000 miners went on strike in defence of their jobs. 

They stayed out for a year, sustained by solidarity from millions of people across Britain who had never previously been near a coal mine.

This was society at war, with Thatcher and cronies engaged in a vicious assault on the working class. It was a struggle that shaped a generation and showed how much people’s ideas can change through collective struggle. 

Ian Taylor gives a narrative of the dispute and the key turning points that could have forced the Tories and the Coal Board to their knees. 

This is a struggle that could have won.

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