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Orgreave and the Miners’ Strike

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 14:02
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You can tell the lunatics have taken over the Labour asylum, they’re banging on about the bloody miners’ strike again. You might remember that, back in 1984 when the miners, led by a bastard called Scargill, tried to bring down the democratically elected government. Yes, give or take a year or two it was over 30 years ago.

Contrary to the opinion of Comedy Corbyn and his ilk the miners were gullible fools being used by Scargill for his own megalomaniac purposes. A high proportion of those on strike or supporting the strikers were nothing but violent thugs who travelled miles as ‘flying pickets’ to terrify and intimidate other workers into supporting their strike. In Manchester at the time even those of us working in local government suffered threats and intimidation from those supporting the strikers.

Just recently the comedy comrades of the Labour Party have been whining about the events at Orgreave during the miners’ strike. I won’t bore you with the details but in a nutshell thousands of pickets turned up to close down the Orgreave coking plant in South Yorkshire. Having been overrun elsewhere by massed mobs of pickets the police were there in enough numbers to repel the mob during a long, hot day of serious violence.

The current Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, last week refused a public enquiry into the actions of the police at Orgreave, and quite right she was too. Labour MP Andy Burnham is milking the situation for his own ends, probably sucking up to the left before he runs for the post of mayor for Greater Manchester. He is stamping his feet and crying about the injustice of Amber Rudd’s decision.

From 2007 until they were defeated in 2010 Burnham held various offices in the Labour government. He was elected as an MP in 2001. In 1997 Labour won the general election and were in government until we were liberated in 2010. It’s odd that throughout those years successive Labour governments failed to hold a public enquiry into the events at Orgreave.

Why are they suddenly demanding a ludicrously expensive public enquiry into an event that has been well researched and documented over the last thirty years? The pickets were violent thugs and the police acted very robustly. Let it rest. But the Labour Party is now in the hands of vile lefties who are trying to recreate the hatred that fuelled their anti-democratic actions throughout the 1970s and 1980s, especially during the miners’ strike. They didn’t win then and they won’t win now.

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