During the 1984/85 miners strike, the tabloid newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch – The Sun and the News of the World – took a very hostile stance towards the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). Murdoch was about to take on his own print unions so organised labour was in his sights. The Sun put the …
In 1981, Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher caved into the miners but was simply biding her time for a future showdown
A poem by a striking miner’s wife in the 80s
Miners strike posters and leaflets from 1984 and 1985 during the NUM dispute with the NCB and the Thatcher government
When Thatcher gave into the miners…in 1981. The NUM defeated Thatcher that year.