Miners strike



UofG Professor Jim Phillips speaks out on Miners’ Strike Pardons

23rd January 2022

Professor Phillips believes the pardon should also include miners who did not formally strike but took part in “spontaneous demonstrations”. The Holyrood bill to retroactively pardon miners convicted of offences during the 1984-1985 miners’ strike should extend past strikers to also cover those involved in “spontaneous demonstrations” during the long-running Thatcher-era ...