Court’s snub for Scargill

Daily Star - - News -

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.”

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