‘Still Too Much Socialism in Britain’: The Legacy of Margaret Thatcher

@article{Beynon2014StillTM,
  title={‘Still Too Much Socialism in Britain’: The Legacy of Margaret Thatcher},
  author={H. Beynon},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Industrial Relations Journal},
  year={2014}
}
  • H. Beynon
  • Published 2014
  • Economics
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Industrial Relations Journal
Margaret Thatcher's death in 2013 was followed by extensive tributes to her achievements, often describing her role in ‘saving Britain’. Other more sceptical voices pointed to the destructive aspects of her politics. This article explores these issues through an examination of the major confrontation with the coal miners and their trade union the NUM. Through published sources and interviews with key actors it argues that the dispute epitomised Mrs Thatcher's concern to weaken trade unionism… Expand
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