News and Views

We will publish links to any articles of interest and stories about the Miner’s strike of 1984/85 on this page. If you spot any stories you think should be published here, please e-mail us at durhamcsc@gmail.com

Miners’ strike: ‘Police fitted me up’ – A personal tale from a miner fitted up by the police during the strike – BBC News

Thatcher’s secret plan to use the army and declare a state of emergency during the strikeMirror, The Guardian, Northern Echo

Cabinet papers reveal ‘secret coal pits closure plan’BBC News

Thatcher vs the miners: official papers confirm the strikers’ worst suspicionsChannel 4 News Blog

Untrue statements by Thatcher’s government could be reviewedDaily Mirror

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