Current Research Projects

A research project which I am currently undertaking addresses the 1984/85 Miner’s Strike and the defeat of the National Union of Mine Workers by capitalist/unionist – and prepared – Conservative Government.  Particular attention is afforded the tensions between the socialist wing of the NUM and the moderate/unionist wing.  Also addressed, is the role played by International Socialism in attempting to finance the Miner’s Welfare Fund and the legal prevention by the government of these finances reaching striking miners; so too the purchase of coal from the Soviet Union, at an affordable rate, by government sources.