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Turning the Lights Back On

The Tory project of deindustrialisation was a catastrophe for workers. It smashed the confidence of the socialist movement, which can’t become aloof to its historic demands for decent, dignified work.

Illustration by Rob Pybus

The miners’ strike is often heralded as the beginning of the end for Britain’s once fearsome trade unions, the moment at which the backbone of workers’ organisation within industry was broken. Much less referenced (yet no less significant) was the manner in which the breaking of the miners, and subsequently the destruction of much of […]

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