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Post-miners’ controversy, 1984-07 - 1986-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 15/2/48

Scope and Contents

Includes: annotated draft of NK’s speech for the Durham Miners’ Gala; drafts of a paper by John Reid [political adviser to NK] on the tactics and strategy used in the strike; answers to charges against NK; speech notes for the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)’s annual conference; advice on speeches and statements about the strike; correspondence with David Blunkett on how NK would speak about the strike at the 1985 Conference; legal opinion from John Morris [Shadow Attorney General] on Tony Benn’s Miners’ Amnesty (General Pardon) Bill; letter from Stanley Clinton Davis on the European Commission’s policy on coal; comments on a National Executive Committee document on the position of the Union of Democratic Mineworkers (UDM); letter from Alan Williams on the UDM’s sponsored members of the Parliamentary party.


  • Creation: 1984-07 - 1986-01


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


2 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 121

Finding aid date

2010-08-11 09:33:14.027000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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