Just like to point out that Thatcher (the community-wrecker) offered the NUM the chance to buy the mines. They turned down the offer. Too uneconomical.
Scargill turned it down? Didn't know about that. What happened?
In Canadian news, Stephen Harper (that would be our world-famous PM) will be attending the funeral. I'm unsure if this is at UK tax-payers cost (because I think he's been 'invited') or my tax dollars.
He will be on the next available flight, but has been unavailable to meet with First Nation aboriginal chiefs here who are currently on hunger strike in the hope of getting his attention toward aboriginal rights.
Please roll out the red carpet for him.