Posts Tagged ‘Harold Wilson’

Labour leaders and strikes: the lesson of Wilson and the Miners

by Andy Newman.

Ed Miliband’s lack of backing for trade unions on strike on 30th June disappointed some, but in fact no Labour leader has ever backed strikes. It is worth looking at how Harold Wilson handled the miners’ strike of 1974, where Labour won a general election against all expectations. Wilson was a politician with extraordinary talent, who won […]

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