'Morning Denny.<quoted text>Good morning El. I know unions have done some good for the working man but they were far to powerful in the 70's. England was in constant shut down from one strike or another. Maggy got rid of government ownership of industry too. She was a free market capitalist :)
Such as my views are, they are based on personal experience.
I salute the Unions myself, due to previously mentioned reason.
As for the mines. At that time we had coal fires in England.
Suddenly, we were having delivered poor quality coal...it was
terrible, mind you, it was cheaper than that mined from our own
country, and sod the fact that where it came from, South Africa, the health and safety there was that of the middle ages. Plus, to avoid paying tax on the coal from S.A., it was shipped here, the ship docked in Scotland, then went back out to sea again to avoid tax....now I call that very devious indeed.
Ironically, the biggest users of coal were the railways and the power stations. The railways are now electric and the power stations are all gas and nuclear.
They used to burn coal to make gas, but that has been banned now.