Coal Strike (1984-1985)
Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:
Clips of the President of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), on the closure of Orgreave colliery [Yorkshire] and reasons for the Miners’ strike, and footage of Ian McGregor [Chairman of the National Coal Board] on the NCB plan for coal.
L Parkin interviews Peter McNestry, General Secretary of the National Association of Colliery Overmen, Deputies and Shotfirers (NACODS), on the closure of uneconomic pits in the miners’ strike.
Sally Hardcastle interviews Geoffrey Goodman [Industrial editor of the Daily Mirror].
Correspondence with various ITV television companies and briefings, on television interviews with NK, particularly a World in Action programme on Labour’s policies for employment and reindustrialisation, and also interviews on the miners’ strike, the state of the economy and NK’s record as Labour leader.
Interview from the Labour Party Conference on the miners' strike and Arthur Scargill [President of the National Union of Mineworkers].
Issues of a Labour publication on the abolition of the Greater London Council, the miners’ strike and the printers’ dispute at Wapping.
Includes: briefing for NK’s interview with Leapman for "Kinnock’s Britain", mainly on the miners’ strike and also reselection of Parliamentary candidates and one member one vote (OMOV); correspondence with Leapman and Penguin Books Limited; synopses for Leapman’s book and other publications on the Labour Party; proposal by Stephen Kelly for a book on the 1987 election campaign.
Transcripts of and briefing for interviews on subjects including the miners’ strike, defence, economic policy and the Social Democrat/Liberal Alliance. Also includes correspondence between the BBC and Peter Mandelson, Director of Campaigns and Communications, on coverage of Labour in general.
Transcripts of and briefings for interviews with NK on the BBC Panorama programme, on subjects including: the Welfare State; the miners’ strike; defence; the Social Democrat/Liberal Alliance; relations between NK and Roy Hattersley, Deputy Leader.
Press conference on NK’s meeting with the Parliamentary delegation, particularly on the miners’ strike.
Press photographs of mounted police charging protestors during the miners’ strike, at Orgreave coking plant near Sheffield [Yorkshire].
Statistical bulletin from the Home Office on notifiable offences recorded by the police, Dec 1984, and a civil liberties report on policing during the Miners’ Strike.
Subjects include: devolution for Scotland; Conservative "zealots"; elections to the Shadow Cabinet and NK’s battle against the hard left, led by Tony Benn; the miners’ strike; the Chesterfield by-election [Derbyshire]; NK’s visit to Plymouth [Devon], Sept 1984.
Subjects include: NK’s poll rating; the National Pensioners’ Convention; NK’s visit to Sheffield [Yorkshire]; NK’s early life and political career; the miners’ strike.
Subjects include: unemployment; Labour’s relations with the trades unions; the miners’ strike, particularly the blockade of the Ravenscraig steel works [Lanarkshire, Scotland] by striking miners; NK’s mother; the European elections; black Labour sections; the Portsmouth South by-election [Hampshire]. Includes cuttings of NK dancing with Bill Owen and Clive Dunn.
Subjects include: the miners’ strike; attempts to expel a member of Militant from the party; NK’s visit to the Soviet Union and talks with President Konstantin Chernenko on nuclear disarmament; disruption in Parliament from the hard Left; talks between the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Libya; Shadow Cabinet elections.
Subjects include: battles with the Left; the miners’ strike; NK’s visit to the Soviet Union and talks with President Konstantin Chernenko on nuclear disarmament;
Subjects include: Larry Whitty’s election as General Secretary of the Labour Party; a motion of censure on the economy; the miners’ strike; battles with the Left, particularly Eric Heffer and Tony Benn; NK’s visit to Nicaragua.
Subjects include: Labour’s relations with the miners’ unions; a call from Tony Benn and Eric Heffer to withdraw Britain from NATO; the miners’ strike; strikes by the National Union of Teachers (NUT), supported by Glenys Kinnock; the prosecution of the Ministry of Defence official Clive Ponting for breaking the Official Secrets Act [after he leaked documents on the sinking of the Argentine warship General Belgrano during the Falklands War]; rate-capping of local government budgets.
Labour Party press cutting service cuttings on the Party Conference, particularly: votes on a reimbursement of National Union of Mineworkers’ funds confiscated during the miners’ strike; NK’s speech against Militant and Liverpool City Council; NK’s success against the Left.
Subjects include: the miners’ strike; visit to Bradford City football ground [Yorkshire] after a fire; visit to Lancashire; visit to Bristol; visit to Loughborough and Leicester; rate-capping of local government budgets; visit to Swindon [Wiltshire]; visit to Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth; nuclear disarmament.