Court’s snub for Scargill
FORMER miners’ leader Arthur Scargill has lost a court bid to get union bosses to fund a £6,000 security system for his home.
Scargill, 79, who led the National Union of Mineworkers into a controversial 1984-85 strike, says he still needs protection more than 30 years on.
He wanted the NUM to pay for CCTV cameras and alarms at his home in Barnsley, South Yorks.
When they refused he took them to Leeds County Court – where a judge said he should fund the work himself.
NUM secretary Chris Kitchen said: “I am pleased – but it’s a pity we had to devote time and resources to dealing with Mr Scargill’s complaints.”