Post-miners’ controversy, 1984-07 - 1986-01
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.
- 1984-07 - 1986-01
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Kinnock, Neil Gordon, 1942 (Baron Kinnock of Bedwellty, Labour politician) (Person)