The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #113160   Message #2402931
Posted By: sapper82
01-Aug-08 - 07:01 AM
Thread Name: BS: If you see Sid tell him . . .
Subject: RE: BS: If you see Sid tell him . . .
Well Said Don T and G-Force.
Am I the only person who remembers the acrimony between Scargill and his predecessor, Joe Gormley that was the real cause of the Miner's strike?
Gormley's strike brought down the Heath Government, a feat Scargill was determined to emulate to prove that he was as good as him.
After Wilson got back to No.10 he gave the miners EVERYTHING they had been demanding.
As a consequence a lot of pits that were marginally in profit before Gormley's strike went into the red afterwards and pits that were already in the red went even further with the consequence of staring the worhtwhile pits of investment funds.
For Scargill to claim his strike was over pit closures is laughable in the light of the decimation of the industry carried out by Weggie Benn.
Thank God Maggie had the guts to stand up to him and his misled followers.