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The Greatest Fight

Faced with the wholesale destruction of pit communities, Britain’s miners and their supporters waged a struggle that has gone down as one of the most heroic moments in working-class history.

(Photo by Christopher Furlong / Getty Images)

I wish to honour the miners and pay tribute to the families who, in 1984–5, fought the greatest workers’ fight seen in this country since the Chartists, the Diggers, the Tolpuddle Martyrs, and the Suffragettes in the battle to save pits, jobs, and communities. I especially want to pay tribute to the young miners, who […]

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