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79 May 4 Fr Full Text Key Commentary (Ronnie Millar memoirs) General Election: “A View From The Wings” (how MT was persuaded to use St Francis’s prayer on the steps of Downing Street)
80 Mar 3 Mo Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Monetary policy: "Monetarism: a reply to the critics" (Friedman article)
80 Mar 5 We Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Monetary policy: "Monetarism and hyper-inflation" (Hayek letter)
80 Mar 18 Tu Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) Monetary policy: "Free market" (Hayek letter defending Friedman)
80 Mar 26 We Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Monetary policy: "How to deal with inflation" (Hayek article)
80 Mar 29 Sa Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Budget: "Professor urges Chancellor to balance Budget now" (Hayek at IEA lunch) [wants "referendum to rescind every single [union] privilege"]
80 May 7 We Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Steel: "Threatened revolt over steel chief collapses" (meeting between Joseph and Conservative backbench committee regarding Ian MacGregor appointment)
80 May 31 Sa Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Monetary policy: "Testing time for monetarism" (Hayek letter)
80 Jun 6 Fr Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Falklands: “New moves over the Falklands” (Argentine Economy Minister meets MT & other British ministers)
80 Jun 13 Fr Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Monetary policy: "A testing time for monetarism" (Hayek letter)
80 Nov 12 We Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Monetary policy: "The Hayek cure: bigger and better bankruptcies" (Hayek interview) ["my hopes of Britain saving herself have shrunk a little"]
80 Nov 18 Tu Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Falklands: “Minister’s visit to consult Falklands people” (Nick Ridley & leaseback)
80 Nov 24 Mo Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) Falklands: “Argentine anger over Falklands” (Nick Ridley visit & leaseback)
80 Nov 26 We Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Falklands: “Transfer of Falklands sovereignty proposed” (Nick Ridley visit & leaseback)
80 Nov 27 Th Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Falklands: “Lord Carrington says Britain will honour wishes of Falklanders” (Nick Ridley visit & leaseback)
80 Nov 28 Fr Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Falklands: “Britain puts forward four options on Falklands” (Nick Ridley visit & leaseback)
80 Nov 28 Fr Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Falklands: “An Option For The Falklands” (Nick Ridley visit & leaseback) [Third Leading Article]
80 Dec 1 Mo Full Text Key Commentary (The Times) Conservativsm: “Lord Vaizey’s change of party” (announces conversion from Labour to Conservative)
80 Dec 1 Mo Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Trade unions: "Abuse of union power 'main cause of jobless'" (Hayek paper for IEA) [unions "cannot understand they are killing the goose that lays the golden eggs"]
80 Dec 3 We Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Falklands: “Commons is united by suspicion of Ridley intentions on Falklands” (Nick Ridley visit & leaseback) [minister badly mauled in Commons]
81 Mar 5 Th Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Economy: "Communists heckle Mrs Thatcher in church" (St Lawrence Jewry speech) [MT: "you see why I fight these people"]
81 Mar 10 Tu Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Budget: "Economists criticize Government" (Hayek & Friedman on BBC Panorama ) [blaming wets]
81 Mar 10 Tu Full Text Key Thatcher memoirs Economy: The 1981 budget [memoirs extract]
81 Mar 11 We Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Economy: Editorial: “The Chancellor’s Conundrum” ("appears to go on digging the hole still deeper")
81 Mar 16 Mo Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Budget: "Advice and consent" (Hayek letter) [does not act as an adviser "on particular decisions"]
81 Apr 4 Sa Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Budget: "Beating inflation key to recovery" (Hayek letter on the 364 economists) ["lost generation of British economists ... panicky mob"]
81 Apr 4 Sa Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Budget: "Beating inflation key to recovery" (Harris letter on the 364 economists) ["charge sheet of those responsible for ... economic decline"]
81 Sep 15 Tu Full Text Key Commentary (The Times) Conservative Party: "Three Cabinet ministers sacked" (reshuffle) [purging the wets]
81 Oct 13 Tu Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) Conservative Party: "'Blue Chips' to aid party in Croydon" (all 14 to visit) [demonstration of loyalty]
81 Nov 28 Sa Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) SDP: "Heath hints he might join a Tory-SDP coalition" ("There might be invitations ... which might be acceptable")
81 Dec 7 Mo Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) SDP-Liberal Alliance: "Steel tells of talks with troubled senior Tories" (dissident Conservatives including junior ministers) [plus Gilmour attack]
81 Dec 8 Tu Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Economy: "A Tory warning from the last ditch" (Chris Patten article) [give cabinet the benefit of the doubt "one last time ... some signs of change"]
81 Dec 8 Tu Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Economy: "Tory 'wets' set for rebellion on economy" (Gilmour Group) [around a dozen likely to abstain on Autumn Statement]
81 Dec 10 Th Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Conservative Party: "The Kamikaze Tory Rebels" (Ronald Butt article) [firing arrows into backs of their own side]
81 Dec 12 Sa Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Conservative Party: "Why Howe should heed that lorry rumble" (Geoffrey Smith article) [threat to Howe's survival]
82 Mar 11 Th Full Text Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Conservative Party: "Carlton Club celebrates with Thatcher as star" (MT unveils a portrait of herself at the Carlton Club) [released 2013]
82 Apr 2 Fr Full Text Key Thatcher memoirs Falklands: Argentina invades the Falklands [memoirs extract]
82 Apr 24 Sa Full Text Key Thatcher memoirs Falklands: A crisis in the War Cabinet and the recapture of South Georgia [memoirs extract]
82 May 2 Su Full Text Key Thatcher memoirs Falklands: Decision to sink the Belgrano [memoirs extract]
82 May 31 Mo Full Text Key Commentary (Sunday Times) Falklands: Reagan phone call to Thatcher (urges ceasefire)
82 Dec 16 Th Full Text Major Shultz (George) Cold War: The “Special Relationship” (Shultz memoirs)
83 Mar 23 We Full Text Major Shultz (George) Cold War: Reagan’s Star Wars initiative (Shultz memoirs)
83 Sep 8 Th Full Text Key Thatcher memoirs Cold War: Chequers Seminar on future of the Soviet Union [memoirs extract]
83 Sep 29 Th Full Text Key Thatcher memoirs Cold War: Thatcher-Reagan meeting in Washington (record of conversation) [memoirs extract]
83 Oct 25 Tu Full Text Key Thatcher memoirs Grenada: Thatcher letter to Reagan ("deeply disturbed" at US plans) [memoirs extract]
83 Oct 25 Tu Full Text Major Shultz (George) Cold War: US disappointment at MT’s line over Grenada (Shultz memoirs)
84 Oct 12 Fr Full Text Key Thatcher memoirs Northern Ireland: The Brighton Bomb [memoirs extract]
84 Nov 3 Sa Full Text Major Shultz (George) Cold War: Meeting MT at Mrs Gandhi’s funeral (Shultz memoirs)
84 Dec 16 Su Full Text Key Thatcher memoirs Cold War: The Gorbachevs visit Chequers [memoirs extract]
84 Dec 22 Sa Full Text Key Shultz (George) Cold War: MT’s visit to Camp David (Shultz memoirs)
84 Dec 22 Sa Full Text Key Thatcher memoirs Cold War: Thatcher-Reagan meeting at Camp David (account of conversation) [memoirs extract]
85 Oct 21 Mo Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) South Africa: “Thatcher refuses to budge over sanctions” [arguments at Nassau CHOGM]
85 Oct 22 Tu Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) South Africa: Summit accord on apartheid hailed as key step [outcome of Nassau CHOGM]
85 Nov 20 We Full Text Major Shultz (George) Cold War: Geneva (Reagan-Gorbachev) Summit (Shultz memoirs)
86 Apr 15 Tu Full Text Key Shultz (George) Cold War: US bombing of Libya (Shultz memoirs)
86 Oct 12 Su Full Text Key Shultz (George) Cold War: Reykjavik (Reagan-Gorbachev) Summit (Shultz memoirs)
86 Nov 16 Su Full Text Major Commentary (Sunday Times) Cold War: "Thatcher wins Reagan pledge to sell Trident" (Camp David meeting)
86 Nov 17 Mo Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Cold War: "Thatcher talks fail to bridge chasm" & "Reagan tells Thatcher Soviet-US deal would not affect UK deterrent" (Camp David meeting)
87 Dec 10 Th Full Text Major Shultz (George) Cold War: Washington (Reagan-Gorbachev) Summit (Shultz memoirs)
88 Jun 1 We Full Text Major Shultz (George) Cold War: Moscow (Reagan-Gorbachev) Summit (Shultz memoirs)
89 Jan 19 Th Full Text Major Shultz (George) Cold War: Understanding Ronald Reagan (Shultz memoirs)
89 Nov 25 Sa Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Cold War: "Cold war 'will last until 2000'" (MT-Bush meeting at Camp David)
89 Nov 26 Su Full Text Major Commentary (Sunday Times) Cold War: "Thatcher stands firm on boat people" (MT & Bush reported clash at Camp David)
89 Dec 6 We Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Leadership election: "Victory with just a dent" (MT defeats Meyer)
89 Dec 6 We Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Leadership election: "Clear-cut win as 314 vote for Thatcher" (MT defeats Meyer)
89 Dec 6 We Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Cold War: "Bush moves swiftly to deny 'snub' over EC" (Bush calls MT)
90 Aug 2 Th Full Text Key Margaret Thatcher Gulf War: Visiting Aspen [memoirs extract]
90 Aug 3 Fr Full Text Minor Commentary (Boulder Daily Camera) US: "Durgin recalls Margaret Thatcher's visit to Boulder" [2012 account of a 90 minute stop at National Center for Atmospheric Research]
90 Aug 3 Fr Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Gulf War: "Thatcher urges UN to act tough" (MT in Aspen)
90 Aug 5 Su Full Text Major Commentary (Sunday Times) Gulf War: "Rape of the Gulf" ( Insight account of Iraqi invasion of Kuwait)
90 Aug 6 Mo Full Text Key Margaret Thatcher Gulf War: Bush-Thatcher meeting in Washington [memoirs extract]
90 Aug 26 Su Full Text Major Margaret Thatcher Gulf War: Bush-Thatcher phone conversation (no time to go wobbly) [memoirs extract]
90 Sep 30 Su Full Text Major Margaret Thatcher Gulf War: MT-Bush meeting in New York [memoirs extract]
90 Nov 9 Fr Full Text Major Margaret Thatcher Gulf War: MT meeting with Jim Baker (reinforcing British deployment) [memoirs extract]
90 Nov 20 Tu Full Text Key Thatcher memoirs Falling from power: Hearing the result of the first ballot [memoirs extract]
90 Nov 22 Th Full Text Key Thatcher memoirs Falling from power: Cabinet overboard [memoirs extract]
90 Nov 23 Fr Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Falling from power: "America astonished by fall of loyal ally" (reaction from Reagan & Bush)
80 Feb 12 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Conservatism: "The balance between individual and state" (Gilmour's Cambridge Lecture) [Hayek's annotated copy]
80 Feb 22 Fr PDF Major Archive (Hayek MSS) Conservatism: Eric Heffer speech ("Tory leaders are no hypocrites, Mr Heffer says") [clash between "wets" and "dries"]
80 Feb 26 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Monetary policy: Leading Article "The Road to Hyper-Inflation is paved with good intentions" (Hayek's annotated copy) ["shoot-out at the Downing Street corral"]
80 Jul 15 Tu PDF Major Archive (TNA) Cold War: Defence Open Government Document 80/23 ("The Future UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent Force") [acquiring Trident]
81 Jan 14 We PDF Major Archive (Bank of England) Economic policy: Dow minute for Governor (Wass meeting) ["despairing worry at the developing recession and the growing unemployment ... kickback if civil servants started to try to tell Ministers about politics"] [declassified 2011]
81 Feb 25 We PDF Major Archive (Hoskyns MSS) Budget: Wolfson minute to MT (comments on MT-Howe meeting) ["professional incompetence ... self-delusion ... Criminal Liability"] [released 2011]
81 Mar 13 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Budget: "'Cabinet Men Warn on Budget" (7 rebel ministers) [Whitelaw, Carrington, Pym, Prior, Walker, Gilmour & Soames]
81 Mar 24 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Economic policy: "Mr Lawson attacks gloom mongers" [defence of 1981 Budget]
81 Mar 24 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Conservative Party: "Dry" [brief biography of Lawson]
81 Sep 15 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Monetary policy: "Lawson - Backing with gusto for monetarism" [Lawson enters the Cabinet]
81 Oct 7 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Conservative Party: "Heath blast at Thatcher's 'dreary path'" (Manchester speech) [MT rebuts]
81 Oct 7 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Conservative Party: "Pathfinder for a Young Pretender" (leader on Heath's Manchester speech) [his views discounted]
81 Oct 8 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Conservative Party: "Invitation that did not come" (Heath letter correcting leader) [never invited to join MT's team]
81 Oct 9 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Conservative Party: "The Troubled Ranks of Tuscany" (leader on Changing Gear ) [party in "the early stages of demoralisation"]
81 Oct 10 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Conservative Party: "Mrs Thatcher can't expect blind loyalty" (Chris Patten article) ["truth ... lies somewhere in the middle"]
81 Oct 15 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Economy: "Impassioned plea by Heath gets short shrift from Tories" (attacks government at party conference)
81 Oct 15 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Economy: "Chancellor launches onslaught on 'union irresponsibility'" (Howe clashes with Heath)
81 Oct 16 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Economy: "Thatcher faces growing rift in Cabinet" (Tebbit speech - father "didn't riot. He got on his bike, & looked for work")
81 Oct 16 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Economy: "Monetarists warn wets: stop playing with fire" (Lawson & Walters speeches)
81 Oct 21 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Energy: "How high-speed Lawson stirred up Energy" [privatisation of energy industry]
81 Nov 19 Th PDF Minor Commentary (The Times) MT: "Thatcher drops a few names" (lunchtime speech in Bonn goes wrong) [officials cause her embarrassment]
81 Dec 3 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Conservative Party: "Heath scorns the 'pretence' of monetarism" (speech) [no intellectual basis]
81 Dec 9 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Economy: "Howe attacked from all sides" (debate on Autumn Statement) [14 Conservative abstentions]
82 Jan 28 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Economic policy: "Lawson attacks reflation lobby" ["resistance to the mounting pressure for a reflationary Budget"]
82 Aug 26 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Energy: "Mr Lawson's great oil gamble" ["renewed accusations that he is disposing of valuable national assets on the cheap"]
82 Sep 26 Su PDF Major Commentary Sunday Times East Asia: "A new Mrs Thatcher rises in the East" [Hugo Young article]
82 Sep 26 Su PDF Minor Commentary (The Observer) China: Clive James articles ("Mrs T. in China") [account of MT's visits to China & Hong Kong]
82 Dec 6 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Energy: "Lawson to reject claims of 'too high' electricity costs" ["energy minister backs pricing policies"]
83 Apr 4 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Reshuffle: “Shadow of the axe over Whitelaw and Pym” (inspired post-election reshuffle speculation)
83 Jun 13 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Conservative Party: "The ministerial changes" [details of new appointments, inc. Lawson as Chancellor]
83 Jun 13 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Conservatism: "The rise of a natural pugilist" ["the problems facing Nigel Lawson at the Treasury"]
83 Jun 13 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Reshuffle: "Tory MPs doubt justice of Pym's dismissal" (response to Pym's dismissal as Foreign Secretary)
83 Jul 4 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Economic policy: "Lawson says jobs are plentiful" ["there are many jobs... available to be done at a particular wage"]
83 Jul 5 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Pit leaders seek backing for big pay increase” [miners’ leaders claim pay rise]
83 Jul 5 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Economic policy: "Lawson pushes new-look NEDC to concentrate on specific issues"
83 Jul 5 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Economic policy: "Tory backbenchers warn Government against cuts in jobless benefit" ["failure to uprate unemployment benefit in line with prices would be strongly opposed"]
83 Jul 5 Tu PDF Key Commentary (The Times) Coal: "'Pit leaders seek backing for big pay increase" [Scargill: “A fightback … will inevitably take place outside rather than inside Parliament”]
83 Jul 7 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Economic policy: "Lawson demanding £500m cut in public spending" ["emergency plan for swingeing cuts"]
83 Jul 8 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Economic policy: "Spending cuts hit NHS and defence" ["package of £500m in expenditure cuts in the current financial year"]
83 Jul 11 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Economic policy: "Battle in Cabinet likely as Lawson plans more cuts" ["strong opposition is certain"]
83 Jul 15 Fr PDF Major Commentary ( The Times ) Economic policy: "BMA accuses Lawson of 'fiddling the books'" [accused of making arbitrary calculation of overspend and consequent cut]
83 Jul 20 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Economic policy: "Lawson hints at tax cuts in return for spending curbs"
83 Jul 21 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Economic policy: "Taking the strain for annual tug of war" ["The start of the annual battle between the Treasury and spending ministries"]
83 Aug 13 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Economic policy: "Lawson ready for revolt on dole cut"
83 Sep 12 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Economic policy: "Lawson's spending cuts warning" ["no sacred cows exempted from public spending cuts"]
83 Sep 12 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Economic policy: "Lawson seeks public debate on spending" ["the Treasury must lead a more open debate on the prospects for public spending and taxation"]
83 Sep 14 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Hungary: “Sir Geoffrey on three-day visit to Hungary” (Howe visit)
83 Sep 14 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Hungary: “Hungary’s Way” (Howe right not to cancel visit after Korean shootdown)
83 Sep 29 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Economic policy: "Our policies working - Lawson" [Washington speech "to extol the virtues of the Government's economic strategy"]
83 Oct 6 Th PDF Key Commentary (The Times) Cecil Parkinson: "'Parkinson admits love affair" (Parkinson admits relationship with Sarah Keays)
83 Oct 7 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Cecil Parkinson: "Love affair puts Parkinson's future in doubt" (Parkinson's affair with Sarah Keays)
83 Oct 8 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Cecil Parkinson: "Parkinson given ovation at dinner" (Parkinson's affair with Sarah Keays)
83 Oct 9 Su PDF Major Commentary (The Sunday Times) Cecil Parkinson: "An affair of the party" (Parkinson's affair with Sarah Keays)
83 Oct 9 Su PDF Major Commentary (The Sunday Times) Cecil Parkinson: "Illicit love's survival game" (Parkinson's affair with Sarah Keays)
83 Oct 9 Su PDF Major Commentary (The Sunday Times) Cecil Parkinson: "Top Tories tell Thatcher: sack Parkinson" (Parkinson's affair with Sarah Keays)
83 Oct 10 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Cecil Parkinson: "Chance of Parkinson survival dwindles" (Parkinson's affair with Sarah Keays)
83 Oct 11 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Cecil Parkinson: "Parkinson's affair cost him Foreign Secretary's post" (Parkinson's affair with Sarah Keays)
83 Oct 12 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Cecil Parkinson: "Miss Keays 'nearly the Bermondsey candidate'" (Parkinson's affair with Sarah Keays)
83 Oct 12 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Cecil Parkinson: "Diary: Parkinson show" (Parkinson's affair with Sarah Keays) ["Don't sack Cecil" banner flown over Blackpool]
83 Oct 12 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Cecil Parkinson: "Trustworthiness as touchstone in public office" (Parkinson's affair with Sarah Keays) [letters page]
83 Oct 13 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Cecil Parkinson: "Moral values in the Parkinson affair" (Parkinson's affair with Sarah Keays) [letters page]
83 Oct 14 Fr PDF Key Commentary (The Times) Cecil Parkinson: "I implored him to tell Thatcher" (Parkinson's affair with Sarah Keays) [Keays interview]
83 Oct 14 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Cecil Parkinson: "Parkinson given a warm reception" (Parkinson's affair with Sarah Keays) [Conservative Party Conference]
83 Oct 15 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Cecil Parkinson: "Keays statement forces Parkinson's resignation" (Parkinson's affair with Sarah Keays)
83 Oct 15 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Cecil Parkinson: "Countdown to resignation as Parkinson's affair undermined polls success" (Parkinson's affair with Sarah Keays)
83 Oct 15 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Cecil Parkinson: "Press lays siege to house" (Parkinson's resignation follow revelations about his affair with Sarah Keays)
83 Oct 15 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Cecil Parkinson: "Tasks that face new man in job" (Parkinson's replacement as Trade and Industry Secretary following revelations about his affair with Sarah Keays)
83 Oct 15 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Cecil Parkinson: "Thatcher protégé who missed stardom" (Parkinson's resignation following revelations about his affair with Sarah Keays)
83 Oct 15 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Cecil Parkinson: "Younger tipped for Trade takeover" (Parkinson's replacement as Trade and Industry Secretary following his resignation)
83 Oct 16 Su PDF Major Commentary (The Sunday Times) Cecil Parkinson: "Exclusive" (response of Parkinson's family to Keays' accusations)
83 Oct 16 Su PDF Major Commentary (The Sunday Times) Cecil Parkinson: "Parkinson: A Tale of Three Women" (Parkinson's affair with Sarah Keays)
83 Oct 17 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Cecil Parkinson: "Thatcher's key role on Parkinson marriage" (Parkinson's affair with Sarah Keays)
83 Oct 21 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Economic policy: "Chancellor allows no respite in struggle against inflation" ["unswerving determination to reduce inflation further"]
83 Nov 15 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Hungary: “Hungary visit for Thatcher” (MT announces visit in Guildhall speech)
84 Jan 11 We PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “Scargill slams Sun poll on pits ballot” [criticises Sun for conducting put ballot over overtime ban]
84 Jan 14 Sa PDF Minor Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Scargill in clash on impact of ban" [Scargill and MacGregor disagree on effects of overtime ban]
84 Jan 19 Th PDF Major Commentary (Financial Times) City: “Gower urges sweeping new powers to supervise City” [publication of report]
84 Feb 1 We PDF Minor Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “Pit ban haults Scargill’s trip” [trip cancelled due to repairs for pit]
84 Feb 3 Fr PDF Major Archive (Ingham MSS) Speech by Hungarian Prime Minister (Gyorgy Lázár)
84 Feb 4 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Scargill and Murray in clash on pay” [Scargill criticises Murray]
84 Feb 4 Sa PDF Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Scargill and Murray in clash on pay" [Scargill rejects potential for pay settlement]
84 Feb 4 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Hungary: “Kadar’s road from traitor to hero” (MT visit)
84 Feb 4 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Hungary: “Thatcher issues urgent plea on arms” (MT visit)
84 Feb 4 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Hungary: “True Blue on the Danube” (MT visit)
84 Feb 11 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “Scargill is booed by his pit men” [booed over overtime ban]
84 Feb 21 Tu PDF Major Commentary (Financial Times) MT: “Tories increasingly critical of Thatcher’s inner circle” (“backbench unease over ‘remoteness’ of Downing Street”)
84 Mar 6 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “56,000 miners to strike over closure of pits” [Yorkshire miners on strike over closure of two pits]
84 Mar 7 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Coal strike threat spreads as NCB insists on closures; ” Scots join Yorkshire protest [prospect of strike spreading in domino effect]
84 Mar 8 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Miners may resort to flying pickets” [Upcoming NUM conference]
84 Mar 8 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Closures affect old pit areas; Coal output rising as productivity falls” [Brunt of closures will affect old mining areas; large rise in coal output at coal face since 1976]
84 Mar 9 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Miners’ leaders will back all areas that strike.” [miner’s leaders officially back strike]
84 Mar 10 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Strike likely to halt half of Britain's mines” [Strike looks likely to spread]
84 Mar 13 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Coal strike: Walker not to intervene” [Secretary of State for Energy not to intervene]
84 Mar 13 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Militant picketing spreads coal strike to 100 pits; Scuffles as illegal protesters close Nottinghamshire mine” [More than half of coal industry's labour force on strike; flying picket closes Nottinghamshire mine]
84 Mar 15 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Flying pickets defy High Court and return to the pits” [Yorkshire picketers continue action in Nottinghamshire]
84 Mar 15 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Brittan condemns mob rule by miner on miner” [Home Secretary declares police have a duty to ensure non-strikers can go to work]
84 Mar 16 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Moderates dampen left-wing hopes of all-out pit strike; miners united by picket's death” [Hopes of national strike blasted by moderate vote; death of flying picket member]
84 Mar 16 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "A bitter war to lose" [report on dispute over pit closures]
84 Mar 19 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Police set to match pickets man for man” [8000 officers mobilised; cost 500,000 pounds a day]
84 Mar 20 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Have the miners been nailed?” [“Control of the flying pickets could be a benchmark in curbing industrial disputes”]
84 Mar 20 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Official strike called” [Derbyshire calls strike; Skinner blames police presence]
84 Mar 20 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Time for a ballot” [The Times calls for a national ballot]
84 Mar 23 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “6,000 moderates ordered to join pit strike” [6000 Lancashire miners called out on strike; 80 percent of industry at standstill]
84 Mar 27 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Miners’ pension fund &ldquohazarded by Scargill”; Pits dispute begin to affect industry; pickets' hide and seek with police” [Scargill imprudent in pension investments; dwindling supply of coke shuts steel works, flying pickets frustrated by police road checks]
84 Mar 27 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NUM leaders in moderate Midlands call out 13,000 men on strike” [Coalfield leaders call out strike despite vote against action]
84 Mar 27 Tu PDF Minor Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Miners' pension fund 'hazarded by Scargill'" [Scargill in court over NUM pension investments]
84 Mar 27 Tu PDF Minor Commentary (The Times) Coal: "The advocate without a wig was Mr Scargill" [Scargill defends pension policy. Miners wanted to buy the Daily Mirror and Theakstons Brewery]
84 Mar 28 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Chaos as miners choke motorway with 5mph crawl” [Miners do motorway protest]
84 Mar 28 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NUM moderates vote to force national meeting” [moderates vote to force recall of NUM executive]
84 Mar 30 Fr PDF Minor Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Scargill's pension fund policy" [Scargill defends pensions policy in the high court]
84 Mar 31 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Labour is accused of “big lie” over police” [Home Secretary accuses Labour of shaking public confidence in the role of law and the police]
84 Mar 31 Sa PDF Minor Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Scargill challenged on pensions" [Scargill defends stance on NUM pension investments]
84 Apr 2 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Unions at the abyss” (Which side will crack first in the miners’ dispute? Paul Routledge reports)
84 Apr 3 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Sharp exchanges in Commons over ballot on miners’ dispute; PCs on pit duty can earn 500; Royal visits likely to go ahead despite unrest in pits” [Walker condemns lack of national ballot; police at picket line can earn 500 pounds a week overtime; Royal visit to powerplants going ahead]
84 Apr 4 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Notts miners may yield to pickets; Scargill denial” [Nottingham union leaders tell moderates not to cross picket lines from Yorkshire; Scargill denies telling Mocow newspaper strike was the start of a class war]
84 Apr 4 We PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “Red lies about me by angry Scargill” [Scargill challenged Russian newspaper statements]
84 Apr 5 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Notts ready to reject strike; “riot police” condemned by staff union” [Nottingham delegates to reject executive call not to cross picket lines; use of riot police criticised by police union]
84 Apr 5 Th PDF Minor Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Russian journalist coy about Scargill 'class war' interview" [Scargill accused of calling coal strike 'class war']
84 Apr 5 Th PDF Major Commentary Financial Times) MT: “Thatcher considers MSC chairman for Downing Street role” (David Young) [“suggestion of strengthening the Prime Minister’s office has [been] revived … following criticisms within the Conservative Party”]
84 Apr 6 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Scargill’s strategy suffers blow in steel and pit votes; Commons set for mines debate” [Nottingham delegates reject executive's call; Commons to debate policing]
84 Apr 7 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Police deny any phone taps on NUM officials” [Home Secretary denies hone hacking]
84 Apr 7 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Secret ballot hope doomed if Scargill plays it by the book" [Scargill could block a ballot on a technicality]
84 Apr 9 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Pit militants back rival strategy to relaunch dispute” [NUM leaders seek special delegate conference rather than national ballot]
84 Apr 10 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Emergency debate on police operation” [House of Commons to debate police action]
84 Apr 10 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Thatcher endorses police conduct in miners’ dispute” [Thatcher praises police]
84 Apr 13 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Miners expected to change the rules to get all-out strike” [NUM executive rejects calls for ballot; reduces voting majority necessary]
84 Apr 17 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Rotting coal stock claims denied” [NCB denies claims coal stocks wasting on ground]
84 Apr 18 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Thatcher ready to tackle total pit shutdown” [Government prepared contingency plans for national strike]
84 Apr 18 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Scottish pledge to strike for miners” [Scottish union leaders pledge a 24 hour unlawful stoppage]
84 Apr 22 Su PDF Major Commentary (News of the World) Coal: “Scargill is blasted by coal chief” [Macgregor accuses Scargill of waging “private war”]
84 Apr 22 Su PDF Minor Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Scargill to control 'fight to the finish'" [Scargill takes personal control, NUM conference rejects ballots]
84 Apr 23 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “20 things you didn't know about Scargill” [Sun special on leader]
84 Apr 25 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Scargill spurns MacGregor offer on closures” [Scargill rejects compromise]
84 Apr 26 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Ronald Butt: With friends like Scargill” [Butt article]
84 Apr 26 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Power station coal stocks likely to last into autumn; Labour levy planned to aid the miners” [expected life of coal stocks lengthened; Labour Party calls on members to fund strike fund]
84 Apr 27 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Unease over Labour levy for miners” [Unease within Labour Party over subsidies]
84 Apr 28 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Powell critical of archbishop backing miners.” [Enoch Powell accuses Archbishop of York of hatespeech “religious bankruptcy&rdquo]
84 Apr 28 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “The company they keep” [Leader comment]
84 Apr 29 Su PDF Minor Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Time to tighten the knot - Scargill'" [Scargill urges moderates in Notts and Lancs to join strike]
84 May 2 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Rivals clash as 6,000 rebel pitmen jeer union chiefs” [Clash between working strikers and area leaders]
84 May 2 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Letters to the editor” [Letters from archbishop of York and Ian Gow]
84 May 2 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Media: “Sherman view on loyalties” [“better for an adviser to face political death than ‘to be drawn into competition in courtiership and sycophancy’”] [annotated text released 2014]
84 May 3 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Flying policemen versus flying pickets” [Police flown in from Hampshire]
84 May 4 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Convoys of coal beat the pickets” [Coal convoys getting through pickets]
84 May 7 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Scargill says only 8 weeks’ coal left”
84 May 9 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “1,500 fail to halt coal lorries at Hunterston” [Clash with strikers and mounted police]
84 May 11 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Police preparing clampdown on pit violence” [Police considering limits on picket numbers after violence]
84 May 11 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Scargill dispute halts paper” [editions of Daily Expressed not published due to inter-union dispute]
84 May 11 Fr PDF Minor Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Scargill dispute halts paper" [quarrel between journalist unions stops Express going to print]
84 May 12 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Thatcher prepared for long strike” [MT emphasizes to conference long strike plans, rejects 8 week claims]
84 May 13 Su PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “Punch up at pit rally” [arrests made at rally]
84 May 14 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “SDP backs working miners” [SDP critical of miners use of intimidation]
84 May 15 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Walker resists pressure to call coal leaders together” [many months of coal stocks, rejects negotiations]
84 May 15 Tu PDF Minor Commentary (The Times) Coal: "20,000 in miners' protest march" [strikers gather in Mansfield for a mass demonstration]
84 May 16 We PDF Trivial Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “Happiness is a hamlet called Scargill” [report on town called Scargill]
84 May 17 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Scargill’s wife on picket charge” [Scargill’s wife banned from picketing]
84 May 18 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Police teams to fight intimidation of working miners” [teams of detectives being formed]
84 May 18 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Thatcher defends decision of NCB to import coke” [Defends NCB importing 175,000 tonnes of coal from US]
84 May 19 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Unions must obey law, Kinnock says” [Criticised Thatcher for intervention; unionists should not scorn legality]
84 May 19 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Whose Plan For Coal?” [Editorial]
84 May 20 Su PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “Scargill seeks foreign support” [Scargill meets international union representatives]
84 May 21 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Pit strikers would vote to return now, mines survey indicates” [pithead polls tend towards end to strike]
84 May 23 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Scargill to meet coal board” [leader and NCB to meet for first time since strike began]
84 May 26 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Notts miners win right-to-work orders from court” [High court confirms workers cannot be instructed to strike by their union]
84 May 27 Su PDF Minor Commentary (Sunday Times) Coal: "Scargill: has to rest" [a horoscope for Scargill]
84 May 29 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Coal board aims at turning talks into all-out peace drive” [Two sides prepare for negotiations]
84 May 30 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Thatcher had secret plan to handle strike” [Government had plans for strike three years ago]
84 May 31 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Scargill’s arrest and pit riot shatter peace hope” [hopes for settlement fade with violence; Scargill arrested]
84 Jun 1 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Thatcher sees no early settlement” [Thatcher sees no prospect of settlement; insists she will not intervene]
84 Jun 4 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Unions angry over Government’s strike vote scheme” [anger over intent to tighten law on strike ballots]
84 Jun 7 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “The myths mined by Mr Scargill” [Ronald Butt article]
84 Jun 11 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Compromise ruled out by Scargill" [Scargill will accept nothing but total victory]
84 Jun 12 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Pit package promises higher pay and output for job cuts” [NCB prepares new plan]
84 Jun 15 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “One in 3 defiant says NCB” [limited return to work by striking miners; one in three still working however]
84 Jun 18 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Steelmen to defy Scargill threat” [Steel unions to reject cutting down coal supplies]
84 Jun 20 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Thatcher refuses to yield over Orgreave mob” [criticises mob violence at Orgreave]
84 Jun 20 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Total blockade call as miners move against steel plants" [NUM call on transport unions to blockade steelworks]
84 Jun 21 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “Kinnock blasts Scargill” [Kinnock criticises Scargill]
84 Jun 22 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “MacGregor in “no victory” warning to NUM” [insists NUM will not win in letter delivered to 178,000 miners]
84 Jun 23 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Government backs MacGregor tactic” [government gives public support to attempt to break strike]
84 Jun 23 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Scargill at head of the funeral" [Scargill leads 8000 miners at Joe Green's funeral]
84 Jun 25 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Pits strike hits growth forecast” [strike reduced GDP growth]
84 Jun 26 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "'My greatest day" [Scargill interview by New Left Review on memories of Saltley]
84 Jun 28 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Steelmen defy Scargill” [Llanwern steel workers reject Scargill call to halt protection]
84 Jun 29 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "'Star chamber' move could split miners" [Scargill pursues new power to expel uncooperative pits from NUM]
84 Jun 30 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “No accord between NUM and steelmen” [no agreement on coal supplies to steelworks]
84 Jul 1 Su PDF Major Commentary (News of the World) Coal: “Exclusive: Arthur Scargill puts his case” [“If the miners lose, you will all suffer”]
84 Jul 2 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Ministers step up attacks on pit violence” [government condemns intimidation]
84 Jul 3 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Steel unions snub miners and pledge to keep up output; Coal Board says 2,000 men volunteer for redundancy” [Steel unions reject sympathetic action; 2000 accept redundancy]
84 Jul 4 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Lorry drivers defy union advice” [lorry drivers ignore calls to strike]
84 Jul 4 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NCB advert in Times” [How the miners have been misled (part 1)]
84 Jul 5 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NCB advert in Times” [How the miners have been misled (part 2)]
84 Jul 5 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Benn told: stop licking Scargill’s boots” [Benn questioned in Commons over support for Scargill and not steel leader]
84 Jul 5 Th PDF Minor Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Scargill as star of micro game" [company launches computer game featuring Scargill]
84 Jul 6 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Help the miners beat Scargill” [David Hart article]
84 Jul 6 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NCB advert in Times” [How the miners have been misled (part 3)]
84 Jul 7 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NCB advert in Times” [How the miners have been misled (part 4)]
84 Jul 8 Su PDF Major Commentary (Sunday Times) Coal: "Scargill sticks out for total victory" [amid NCB talks, Scargill declares "we are going to win"]
84 Jul 9 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “Is Arthur cracking up” [Ian MacGregor said he is worried about Scargill’s mental health]
84 Jul 10 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Dock strike starts today as pit talks fail again; MacGregor in appeal to NUM” [Dock strike over supply of coal; appeal to accept settlement]
84 Jul 11 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Miners set to defy court over militant meeting” [miners leaders ignore high court ruling]
84 Jul 11 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NCB advert in Times” [How the miners have been misled (part 5)]
84 Jul 12 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Scargill denounces 'blatant state interference' in miners' strike" [Scargill accuses state organs of anti-union conspiracy]
84 Jul 14 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NUM faces more legal action” [NUM faces legal action over plans to introduce “courts” for rebel action]
84 Jul 14 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “Lies they tell about Scargill” [Union responds to Scargill rumours]
84 Jul 15 Su PDF Major Commentary (Sunday Times) Coal: "What drives Arthur Scargill?" [Andrew Stephen probes Scargill's background and philosophy]
84 Jul 16 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Coal board dismay over talks” [dismay over militant tone during negotiations]
84 Jul 17 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Crisis talks bring in 14 ministers” [MISC 101 secret meeting]
84 Jul 18 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NCB closes ranks on “final offer” to miners” [NCB supports MacGregor's no surrender policy]
84 Jul 20 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Thatcher makes Falklands link - Attack on enemy within” [coverage of “enemy within&rdquo speech]
84 Jul 20 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “There IS A War On” [Times leader article]
84 Jul 20 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: Peter Walker article for The Times (“Scargill’s challenge to us all”) [“contempt for parliamentary democracy and desire to seize power”] [released 2014]
84 Jul 23 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Pit talks halted for board's campaign” [NCB halts talks during back-to-work campaign]
84 Jul 25 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Working miners in secret campaign for a return to pits” [dissident pitmen tour coal fields in attempt to end strike]
84 Jul 27 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Labour MP seeks pit strike ballot” [MP calls for national ballot]
84 Jul 27 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Coal board’s offer rejected, strike may be stepped up” [miner leaders reject NCB offer]
84 Jul 27 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “We'll tighten the Knot, says Scargill” [miners reject peace offer]
84 Jul 30 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Unions seek TUC campaign to defeat Thatcher” [industrial action campaign proposed to bring down government]
84 Aug 1 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Seizure of NUM funds start today” [confiscation of funds to pay fines]
84 Aug 1 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Thatcher onslaught on Kinnock reunites Tories” [Thatcher speech re-establishes authority]
84 Aug 2 Th PDF Major Commentary (News of the World) Coal: “Scargill talks with Kinnock” [Scargill meets Kinnock at Commons]
84 Aug 3 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “MacGregor ready to withdraw “final” pit offer” [failure of back-to-work campaign; MacGregor expected to withdraw offer]
84 Aug 3 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Thatcher softens tone on mines” [PM sees no reason for strike continuing; inflation expected to reduce once ended]
84 Aug 3 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Thatcher postpones Far East trip to tackle strike crisis” [PM postpones trip]
84 Aug 6 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Coal board refuses to grant permits for private sector mining” [NCB doesn’t grant private open-cast permits]
84 Aug 6 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Rail unions to ask TUC for blockade to support miners” [attempt to seek halt to movement of coke, coal and iron]
84 Aug 8 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Rebels seek order for secret ballot on miners’ strike” [High court to be asked to enforce national ballot]
84 Aug 8 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Figured out" [top Scargill researcher quits]
84 Aug 9 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Union coordinated picket violence, says police chief” [police blames NUM for violence]
84 Aug 9 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Pitted fruit" [NUM begged not to accept illegal LSE SU donation]
84 Aug 11 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “National docks strike threatened as union tries to stop coal ship; secret committee attacks NUM” [breakdown in NUM/Steel talks; secret Lancashire working miner group criticises NUM]
84 Aug 11 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Miners to ask TUC for total support as funds run out” [NUM appeals to TUC for funds]
84 Aug 11 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Strike 'enforced by mobs'" [Walker says NUM are paying mobs to stop workers]
84 Aug 12 Su PDF Minor Commentary (Sunday Times) Coal: "Trials of a star-crossed trio" [horoscopes of MacGregor, Thatcher and Scargill]
84 Aug 14 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Drift back at Bilston Glen heartens NCB” [increasing return to work]
84 Aug 14 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Kinnock pours scorn on “big bang” protest” [Kinnock criticises idea of united union effort against government]
84 Aug 15 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Pit moderates to help plan rolling return to work” [plan to use moderates to encourage return to work]
84 Aug 16 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Scots pit faces lost, coal board claims” [two mines to be abandoned due to strike neglect]
84 Aug 17 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Left attacks Kinnock on miners’ dispute” [left-wing criticisms of Kinnock for denunciations of picket violence]
84 Aug 17 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Are the pit rebels winning?” [Routledge article]
84 Aug 18 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Scargill and NCB in TV debate” [upcoming debate on Channel 4 news]
84 Aug 19 Su PDF Minor Commentary (Sunday Times) Coal: "Scargill intimidates TUC - MacGregor" [NCB head says Scargill using pickets to coerce other unions]
84 Aug 21 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Miners’ strike blamed for 0.5 percent fall in production” [strike led to decline]
84 Aug 21 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Murray told to head off TUC clash on miners” [TUC to appeal to NUM to discuss strategy]
84 Aug 22 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Mr Scargill and the TUC" [TUC worries about impact of coal strike on union movement]
84 Aug 23 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “TV clash Over peace formula” [Scargill/MacGregor debate]
84 Aug 24 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Docks employers predict vote for national strike” [sympathetic dock strike predicted]
84 Aug 25 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Rampage as rebels enter pit” [riot at Easington colliery]
84 Aug 26 Su PDF Major Commentary (The Sunday Times) Coal: "Scargill to TUC: don't betray me" [Scargill condemns "scab" labourers, while some "large and moderate" unions offer support to the NUM]
84 Aug 26 Su PDF Minor Commentary (News of the World) Coal: "Scargill hit by an egg at demo"
84 Aug 28 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Scargill attacks TV pit strike coverage"
84 Aug 29 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Miners retreat on 10p union levy” [NUM withdraws request for level; fears lack of support]
84 Aug 31 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Miners meet TUC after ordering mass NCB picket” [union leaders meet TUC for first time since strike began]
84 Aug 31 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "A strike for Britain's future" [Scargill argues that pit closures "ignore Britain's energy requirements"]
84 Sep 3 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Walker challenges unions to refuse support for Scargill and strikers” [challenges TUC to reject minority views]
84 Sep 3 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Solidarity skin-deep” [Times leader article]
84 Sep 4 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Miners go into new peace talks with full TUC backing” [TUC suports three-point plan]
84 Sep 5 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Acrimony as coal peace process verges on collapse” [talks cancelled; PM rejects calls to recall parliament]
84 Sep 6 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Miners resubmit conditions for talks resumption” [NUM accepts talks on condition of accepting terms]
84 Sep 7 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Move to private pits suggested” [Adam Smith Institute supports moves to coal privatisation]
84 Sep 9 Su PDF Major Commentary (The Sunday Times) Coal: " 'Miners are fully aware of the forces massed against them' " [Scargill emphasises determination to force government to back down over strike]
84 Sep 9 Su PDF Major Commentary (The News of the World) Coal: "David Owen: We cannot cave in to Scargill"
84 Sep 10 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Pits peace meeting breaks up after day of drama” [talks break after two hours]
84 Sep 10 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Kinnock traces Scargill 'errors'" [Kinnock attacks Scargill for "destroying the coal industry" and for holding two unsuccessful ballots in 1982 and 1983]
84 Sep 11 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Victory for Scargill “must be denied”” [David Owen - Scargill cannot be allowed to bludgeon government ]
84 Sep 12 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Peace talks saved by MacGregor compromise” [talks to resume after compromise]
84 Sep 12 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Shipments diverted to beat strike” [65 percent of imports and exports continuing despite dock strike]
84 Sep 14 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Pit cases stretching courts” [appeal to Lord Chancellor to reduce burdens of strike cases]
84 Sep 15 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Coal talks collapse over closure of uneconomic pits” [NUM accepts no closure of uneconomic pits]
84 Sep 17 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Violence must not pay” [Leader article]
84 Sep 18 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Scargill is a 'tyrant' over ballot" [John Gummer calls for ballot before strike]
84 Sep 18 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Scargill says £1,000 fine paid without his authority" [Scargill denies sanctioning payment of contempt of court fine]
84 Sep 20 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Thatcher would let coal strike last a year or longer” [government prepared for long strike]
84 Sep 22 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Bishop of Durham says MacGregor should be replaced” [criticises MacGregor]
84 Sep 22 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Bishop of Durham says MacGregor should be replaced” [criticises MacGregor]
84 Sep 22 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “TUC pledges cash support for miners” [TUC to raise 150,000 a week]
84 Sep 26 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Not by show of hands” [Leader article]
84 Sep 28 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Labour offers new peace fomula to end coal strike” [Labour peace initiative]
84 Sep 29 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Pit hopes still alive despite deputies’ 82 percent vote for strike” [power workers decline to agree to demands]
84 Oct 1 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Kinnock condones resolution on violence by police” [Kinnock forced to accept police use organised violence]
84 Oct 2 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Labour rejects Kinnock's reselection proposal” [Kinnock condemns violence, blames it for fall in support for Labour Party]
84 Oct 2 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “A haunting vote” [Leader article]
84 Oct 2 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Scargill wins support for attacks on 'state violence against miners'" [Scargill attacks the policing of NUM pickets, while Eric Hammond is booed for criticising the lack of an NUM ballot before the strike]
84 Oct 2 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "High Court writ served on Scargill [contempt writ served]
84 Oct 2 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Falklands: “Belgrano: there was no alternative” (Lewin article) [“In war, opportunities must be taken while they exist; there may not be a second chance”]
84 Oct 3 We PDF Major Commentary (The Daily Mirror) Coal: "Scargill defiant on jail threat" [Scargill promises to ignore contempt writ]
84 Oct 3 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Writ scope pass probe" [Labour Party investigation into how private investigator infiltrated Winter Gardens to serve writ to Scargill]
84 Oct 4 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NUM to discuss pit closures plan with Acas” [new discussions]
84 Oct 4 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Editor of Express expelled over writ” [Express editor has credentials withdrawn]
84 Oct 5 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Pym says Thatcher made strike worse” [government failure for employment strategy makes strike resolution difficult]
84 Oct 5 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Judge adjourns hearing but Scargill remains defiant" [Scargill continues not to attend his court hearing for contempt]
84 Oct 7 Su PDF Major Commentary (The Sunday Times) Coal: "Glory to the tales of Arthur" [Scargill upstages Kinnock at Labour Party conference]
84 Oct 8 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Runcie challenges Tory handling of miners’ strike” [Archbishop of Canterbury criticises government]
84 Oct 8 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Scargill 'must obey Courts'" [Attorney General predicts punishment of Scargill for contempt of court]
84 Oct 9 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "King Arthur's real crime" ["Mr Scargill is above the law"]
84 Oct 10 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Police will not buckle nor will the government crack, says Brittan” [attacks on Scargill at conference]
84 Oct 10 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Judgement day for Scargill" [contempt of court charges and Labour MPs declaration of support]
84 Oct 11 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Miners undeterred by fines on Scargill and Union" [NUM reaffirms that they believe strike is official, despite High Court ruling to the contrary]
84 Oct 12 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Miners welcome Acas formula as basis for settlement” [NUM willing to accept formula on 1974 plan]
84 Oct 12 Fr PDF Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Brighton Bomb: “To Kill the Cabinet” (“The story behind the Grand Hotel bombing”) [Brighton Evening Argus 40 page supplement]
84 Oct 13 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “Scargill wrecks it” [Scargill turns down peace deal]
84 Oct 13 Sa PDF Major Commentary (Financial Times) Brighton Bomb: (“IRA bomb kills 3 at Brighton”) [“A sombre closing of Tory ranks”]
84 Oct 14 Su PDF Major Commentary (The Sunday Times) Coal: "Scargill urged strike in '83" [High Court hears that Scargill had tried to order an unlawful nationwide strike without a ballot in 1983]
84 Oct 14 Su PDF Major Commentary (Sunday Times) Brighton Bomb: (“Intelligence warnings that were ignored”) [“Police told of possible attack”]
84 Oct 15 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Ministers face dilemma on cost” [ministers divided whether to raise electricity prices or cut spending over strike costs]
84 Oct 16 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Pit peace talks collapse after an hour at Acas” [discussions break down again]
84 Oct 17 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Wanted: a new plan for coal” [Leader article]
84 Oct 18 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Thatcher “no surrender” message on miners” [PM insists will not surrender]
84 Oct 18 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Police chief gives public apology to angry village” [Police chief apologises for police action in a Yorkshire village]
84 Oct 19 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Walker urges Kinnock aid on pit solution” [Walker seeks Labour support for Acas compromise]
84 Oct 21 Su PDF Minor Commentary (The Sunday Telegraph) Coal: "Cat food for Scargill" [tin of cat food thrown at Scargill in Sunderland]
84 Oct 22 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “Why I threw tins at Arthur, by cats woman” [protestor explains why she threw cat tins at Scargill]
84 Oct 24 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Prospect for pits peace grows after Acas talks” [upcoming settlement talks]
84 Oct 24 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Thatcher riled by hit list talk” [MT annoyed by Kinnock asking whether she had a hit list of pits to close]
84 Oct 25 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Moves today to seize assets; paper reveal NCB concessions” [High court orders seizure of NUM asssets to pay fines; papers show NCB has moved considerably]
84 Oct 26 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “Why I took swipe at Scargill” [Trade Unionist explains “why he tried to thump miners’ leader on the nose”]
84 Oct 27 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Yawning gulf over pit strike words” [Still far from agreement]
84 Oct 29 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “TUC tells miners not to accept aid from Libyans” [TUC criticises Scargill’s contacts with Libya]
84 Oct 31 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Dispute flares in TUC over pit peace talks” [dispute in TUC over role in negotiations]
84 Nov 1 Th PDF Minor Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Not for pruning" [rose to be named after Scargill]
84 Nov 1 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "From Arthur with love" [House of Lords question over Scargill USSR trip]
84 Nov 2 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Coal board abandons hope of deal with Scargill” [NCB accepts there can be no deal with Scargill as president]
84 Nov 4 Su PDF Major Commentary (News of the World) Coal: “Scargill in “six hour talk with Libyans”” [claim Scargill met Gaddafi official]
84 Nov 4 Su PDF Major Commentary (News of the World) Coal: "Scargill in 'six-hour talk with Libyans" discussion of Libyan government donation to NUM
84 Nov 4 Su PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Scargill did discuss Libyan cash" discussion of Libyan government donation to NUM
84 Nov 5 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Union plans to boost pit strike” [NUM seeks to revitalise strike]
84 Nov 6 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Miners must not be allowed to succeed, says CBI chief” [CBI advises no surrender]
84 Nov 7 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Thatcher confidence in NCB chief” [MT maintains confidence in MacGregor; calls NUM to end strike]
84 Nov 8 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Writ claims funds used for picketing” [allegations NUM funds used for unlawful picketing]
84 Nov 9 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NUM moderates push for ballots” [pressure building for ballot]
84 Nov 12 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Times' use of picture is upheld" Scargill appeared in photograph apparently performing a Nazi salute
84 Nov 13 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Thatcher pledge to stamp out violence” [MT links IRA with strikers]
84 Nov 13 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Pit police face petrol bombs in 7-hour fury” [“unprecedented eruption of violence”]
84 Nov 15 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Give miners their say, Labour urges Scargill” [Labour front-bench support for consulting NUM members]
84 Nov 16 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NUM ignores Labour call for pit ballot” [NUM executive ignores Labour's call]
84 Nov 16 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Kinnock's “lack of guts” attacked by Thatcher” [MT criticises Kinnock]
84 Nov 17 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Kinnock to appear with Scargill"
84 Nov 19 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NCB ready for “surge” back to pits” [NCB expects large return]
84 Nov 20 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Scargill only wants conflict, Walker says” [Scargill does not care about the coal industry, says Walker]
84 Nov 21 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Strike abandoned in N Wales pits” [Coal leaders in North Wales formally end strike]
84 Nov 21 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Extra 750m set aside for strike” [Treasury plans strike funding]
84 Nov 22 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Bad Review" [Ramsgate bomb threats & allegations Scargill KGB agent]
84 Nov 22 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "'Scargill only wants conflict', Walker says"
84 Nov 24 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NCB may withdraw job guarantees if strike continues” [no compulsory redundancies offer to be withdrawn]
84 Nov 26 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Twin challenge to Kinnock over response to strike” [Kinnock challenged by left and Scargill
84 Nov 26 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Attack victims to seek new rules - new rules to oust Scargill"
84 Nov 27 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “TUC and miners’ leaders to seek way to reopen talks” [TUC and NUM aim to re-open negotiations]
84 Nov 27 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “Scargill “the tyrant who hates democracy ”” [Thatcher and Brittan link Scargill with terrorists]
84 Nov 29 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “We have been warned” [Times Leader Article]
84 Nov 29 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “20 odd sayings of Scargill” [former union leader convinced Scargill part of communist conspiracy]
84 Dec 1 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Arthur Scargill’s exhausted seam” [Wyatt article]
84 Dec 1 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “Scargill: we are deeply shocked” [Scargill shocked over killing of taxi driver; dissociates union with violence]
84 Dec 2 Su PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Scargill on the ropes" [position as leader of NUM threatened]
84 Dec 3 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Hattersley, Denning clash over picketing” [clash over legality of mass picketing]
84 Dec 3 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NUM calls delegate conference over receivership order” [NU decision to be made whether to recognise court order]
84 Dec 3 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Why Tony Benn is always right” [Parris article]
84 Dec 3 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “Scargill’s crisis fight” [split in NUM over defying the law]
84 Dec 5 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NUM divided over tactics of defiance” [NUM divided over defiance of the High Court]
84 Dec 5 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Scargill makes heartland cash plea"
84 Dec 6 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Police laying plans to prevent 'vendettas' after pit strike; MacGregor predicts sale of mines” [police making plans to protects strike-breakers once strike ends; MacGregor predicts coal privatisation]
84 Dec 7 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Benn calls for general strike” [Tony Benn calls for one day general strike]
84 Dec 7 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “TUC sanctions strikes in support of miners” [TUC sanctions sympathy strikes]
84 Dec 7 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “The future of coal” [Times leader article]
84 Dec 8 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NCB crisis erupts as senior executive resigns” [Ned Smith resigns over disagreement]
84 Dec 8 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Support by Heffer for Scargill Call"
84 Dec 11 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Success for pit fire teamrdquo; [pit fire put out; union to only help if demands are met]
84 Dec 13 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Walker to meet TUC team on pit peace talks” [government agrees to meet TUC leaders]
84 Dec 13 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Pits strike could go on for years, says Willis” [TUC leader states strike could last years]
84 Dec 14 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: "Scargill claims arrest a plot" [obstruction arrest at mass picket]
84 Dec 15 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Walker tells TUC to make miners drop rigid demands; Scargill fined for obstruction” [government insists no settlement unless union accepts closures; Scargill fined for activity]
84 Dec 15 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: ""Scargill fined for obstruction"
84 Dec 19 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “From the Tory heartland, a boost for Scargill” [Article on miner support groups]
84 Dec 22 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NUM gets some control of assets to fight sequestration” [NUM wins back partial control of assets]
84 Dec 24 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Gadaffi “had 20m ready to boost pit strike fund”” [report Gadaffi was willing to offer funds; NUM rejects claims]
84 Dec 27 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Scargill raises spectre of further year’s strike” [Scargill threatens strike untill Christmas 1985]
84 Dec 28 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Coal board ready to let strike last until March before making any move” [NCB intending to allow strike to continue another two months]
84 Dec 29 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “The miners strike” (Coal board predicts pithead ballots; police investigating forged national coal board letter; Holiday for miners’ children; Scargill given apology for Hitler radio gibe)
84 Dec 31 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal "Prime Minister makes a resolution to break Scargill's Power in NUM"
85 Jan 2 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Militants attack Scargill for lack of initiative” [miners disillusioned with leadership; strike has cost 2.4 billion so far]
85 Jan 2 We PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “Arthur is my man of the year” [writer calls Scargill man of the year for “driving headlong up a blind alley”]
85 Jan 4 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NCB confident of big return soon; Churches put pits plan to Thatcher” [NCB expect number of working and striking miners to balance out soon; Welsh churches write to MT]
85 Jan 7 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Kinnock defends his stance on pit strike and the rule of law” [Kinnock claims support of most of the labour movement]
85 Jan 8 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NCB attitude to talks hardens as miners return” [NCB reasess their earlier willingness to negotiate]
85 Jan 8 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “The amazing family trees of Arthur and Maggie” [Scargill descended from nobility, Thatcher from labourers]
85 Jan 10 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NUM left may oust moderates and seize control of executive” [NUM radical leaders prepare plan for expulsion of Nottingham]
85 Jan 10 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “Scargill’s shock letter” [Scargill writes letter to father of imprisoned miner praising his actions]
85 Jan 11 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NUM chiefs vote to expel defiant Notts area” [NUM executive votes to expel Nottinghamshire unless they accept authority]
85 Jan 12 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Notts miners to defy NUM and form new union” [Nottingham refuses to accept NUM decision]
85 Jan 15 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “1,330 miners go back to work says coal board” [fresh surge in returnals]
85 Jan 15 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Working miner tells of attack” [working miner speaks of vandalism]
85 Jan 15 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Scargill to face new legal action” [Scargill accused of conspiracy to assault and intimidate working miners]
85 Jan 16 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Revolt within NUM gathers impetus” [South Derbyshire join Nottinghamshire rebellion]
85 Jan 16 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Scargill “inciting violence”” [Scargill criticised by man whose son is in jail]
85 Jan 18 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Moderates seek a compromise in Scargill’s job crusade” [moderates seek new initiative to end strike]
85 Jan 19 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Notts miners in secret coal board meetings” [rebel areas talk with NUM leaders]
85 Jan 19 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Strike entering final stage, says Scargill” [Scargill tells miners that strike near decisive stage]
85 Jan 21 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Pit strike “talks about talks” likely this week” [peace process expected to get under way]
85 Jan 21 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “Scargill makes a millon” [increase in value of NUM overseas funds]
85 Jan 22 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Ministers leave pit strike to run on until it collapses” [Government insists no more concessions]
85 Jan 23 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Coal board presses for talks as Thatcher and Kinnock clash on pit strike” [negotiations break down]
85 Jan 24 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “Shaky Scargill in treble climbdown” [Scargill changing plans after Nottingham revolt]
85 Jan 25 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Thatcher demands straight answer on pit closures” [MT insists on Scargill’s surrender]
85 Jan 25 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “Maggie moves in for the kill” [“We want Scargill’s guarantee in writing”]
85 Jan 25 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Oxford: “Oxford dons split over award to Thatcher” (statements for & against in University Gazette )
85 Jan 26 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NUM and coal board agree on “talks about talks”” [talks to continue]
85 Jan 27 Su PDF Major Commentary (The Sunday Times) Coal: “Kinnock “won't be scapegoat” for pits defeat” [Kinnock claims he will not be blamed by far-left in Labour for miners’ defeat]
85 Jan 28 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “The human cost of the coal strike” [Prentice Article]
85 Jan 28 Mo PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Oxford: “Degree for Mrs Thatcher” (letter of support from Lord Beloff)
85 Jan 29 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Remembering those who dug on” [Leader article]
85 Jan 29 Tu PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Oxford: “Degree for Mrs Thatcher” (letter of support from Lord Goodman)
85 Jan 30 We PDF Key Commentary (The Times) Oxford: “Oxford votes to snub Thatcher” (Congregation rejects honorary degree 738:319)
85 Jan 30 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Oxford: “Sale of Honours” (Leading article attacking Oxford decision to refuse MT honorary degree)
85 Jan 30 We PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Oxford: “Fellows who are anti-female” (refusal of honorary degree “the badge of her radicalism, and some of us at Oxford salute her for it”) [article by Nicholas Shrimpton]
85 Jan 31 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “NUM initiative not enough says coal board” [talks look set to collapse]
85 Jan 31 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “Scargill is “most hated” man alive” [Scargill wins poll of most hated man, ahead of Gaddafi]
85 Jan 31 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Oxford: “Oxford rejection of Thatcher ‘spiteful’” (Soames & Gummer write to Noble)
85 Jan 31 Th PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Labour: “Why this censure makes no sense” (Ronald Butt on Labour motion)
85 Feb 1 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Oxford: “Oxford University’s rebuff to the Prime Minister” (letters from Percival, Noble, Oppenheimer, Pulzer, Reed, Crick, Orr-Ewing )
85 Feb 1 Fr PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Oxford: “Does Oxford speak for the nation?” (David Watt column)
85 Feb 2 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Pit output “higher than before strike”; Cool response to NUM initiatives” [all 52 midland collieries back to work; NCM disdainful of initiatives]
85 Feb 2 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Thatcher plea to ministers” [MT insists government will not back down; asks miners to return to work]
85 Feb 2 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Sun) Coal: “NUM hints at “no deal”return ” [Scargill hints of possibility of end without deal]
85 Feb 2 Sa PDF Major Commentary (The Times) Oxford: “Implications of Oxford’s snub to Mrs Thatcher” (letters from Radice, Horne, Peele, Hayter, Dashwood & Opie)
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