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The middle-class obsession with the miners’ strike

27 February 2024

5:00 PM

27 February 2024

5:00 PM

The miners’ strike has struck again. It’s the fortieth anniversary of the protracted dispute of 1984-85, which means that you have to be about my age (55) to have had anything approaching an adult understanding of it at the time.

The same old footage, the same old talking points, the same old grievances, excuses and myths regurgitated yet again

As you get older, and time speeds up to a quite ridiculous and frankly unacceptable degree, anniversaries start to whip by like stations on a non-stopping train.

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