Why the Miners' Strike Failed (1984)

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  • Why the Miners' Strike failed (1984)
    • Government were able to use the police for intimidation
    • Could get cheap coal from abroad
    • Margaret Thatcher was determined to squash the unions
    • The Strike was declared illegal
    • Started in the Summer when coal was not needed
    • Other Unions did not support the miners
    • Media coverage against them
    • The Government were able to fine the NUM (National Union for Miners)using the courts and cripple their funds used to keep strikers going


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