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Margaret Thatcher years

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David Aviram

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Before and after Margaret Thatcher
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
The change of the society
The change of the society
The coal industry in the United Kingdom
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
About her
Margaret Thatcher
One of many symbols of her changes
UK's miners' strike (1984-85)
- Conservative Party

- "Thatcherism"

- Working class

- Department of Education and Science

- First woman x2

- Ruled as Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990

- Longest serving Prime Minister

- "the iron lady"

- Lived from 1925 to 2013

- "Be the shepherd of their own destiny"
Margaret Thatcher years

1979: was 19,075£.

1989: increased to 62,782£

The average house price
UK the leading country
An escalation of many episodes
Episodes leading to the strike
- Non-profitable mining

- The National Union of Mineworkers

- Arthur Scargill

- Three-Day Work Order
The strike
- close of 20 pits

- Scargill's claim

- Was Scargill right?

- NUM (National Union of Mineworkers)

- UDM (Union of Democratic Mineworkers)

- In March 1985: 93% went strinking

- Thatcher's goal

- UK Coal

- Heroin

- increased with 3361%

Private -> National -> Private
Coal industry nationalisation
" well done"
The Miners' Strike conclusion
The NUM conceded in March 1985 without a deal
5 mines left
- Nationalization of the industry
- National Coal Board
- Coal reserves
- 1994

more import than export
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