Gen­eral strike will be a ma­jor flop

Scottish Daily Mail - - Weekender -

WHEN the min­ers tried to force the coun­try to its knees in 1974, I and mil­lions like me fin­ished our home­work by can­dle­light amid power-cuts and the Three-Day Week.

The min­ing unions were at it again in 1984 by which time I was learn­ing about the 1926 Gen­eral Strike – also over, yes, min­ers.

Now the unions are restive again. Len ‘Call Me Man­dela’ McCluskey of Unite hints at il­le­gal strike ac­tion, feed­ing the ‘Ev­ery­body out!’ fan­tasies of his hard-Left acolytes.

Talk about be­ing doomed to re­peat his­tory. The mine unions of 1984 are bro­ken and the 1926 Gen­eral Strike min­ers were forced back with longer hours and less pay.

Care­ful what you wish for, Com­rades.

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