The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #164834 Message #3949171
Posted By: Iains
09-Sep-18 - 06:44 AM
Thread Name: BS: Let's reclaim the centre ground!
Subject: RE: BS: Let's reclaim the centre ground!
Deep mining had been declining in the UK for decades before Thatcher came along, as has been pointed out many times. The largest drop was 1960-1970 where numbers dropped 317000(>50% drop) Six years of that decade under a labour watch. And was it not Wilson promised the white heat of technology would guarantee work for all?
For as long as Labour runs on ideology instead of pragmatism, it is doomed.