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On August 20, 1976, the Grunwick Strike began. This strike showed the potential of the British trade union movement to embrace immigrant workers for the first time, but its defeat was a critical moment in the rise of the vociferously anti-union Margaret Thatcher and began the decline of the British labor movement that would suffer […]

The Enemy Within

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On September 2, 2015

I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of The Enemy Within (in Britain it is going by Still the Enemy Within). This is a powerful documentary on how Margaret Thatcher busted the coal miners’ union

Thatcherism

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On December 18, 2014

The leaders of Thatcher-era Great Britain were really marked by high personal moral standards: London police say they believe a claim made by a man named only as “Nick,” who alleges he saw

I can see why the Times published this Thatcher hagiography–she is a pundit’s wet dream. This version of Thatcher has everything Beltway pundits love–Strong leadership! Doing things! Reinforcing the privileges of the rich! The idealized Thatcher is what pundits would get if they could combine their 2000s fantasy with John McCain with their 2010 fantasy […]
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