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Government climbdown over miners’ dispute

Title
Government climbdown over miners’ dispute
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1981
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Duration
00:02:08
Description
Report on an interview by Trade Secretary, John Biffen on LWT’s Weekend World television programme in which he expressed concern over the Government giving in to the miners prior to a possible strike. Also reports on the possible effects of a u-turn on industrial strategy and other disputes. With excerpts of interview. Male reporter not identified.
Contributors
John Biffen; LWT
Keywords
Trade unions; Government; Strikes; Labour disputes; Margaret Thatcher; NUM; Coal miners; Television programmes; Prime ministers; Economic recession; Weekend World; Mine closures; Industrial policy

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