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As I Please: The War on the Miners Isn’t Over

Forty years on from the strike which sent their communities spiralling into poverty, former miners are still fighting for a rightful share of their pensions against a government that doesn’t want to give it up.

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Forty years have passed, but the cruelty of Margaret Thatcher’s vendetta against the miners isn’t over. Today, tens of thousands of former pit workers are losing billions in pension entitlements in a deal imposed on them decades ago. Successive governments have taken £4.4 billion out of the miners’ pension fund. Retired workers, meanwhile, struggle on […]

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