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Quoting: Sarah O’Brien[/B]
Labour, in my opinion, are better than the Tories. Pensioners receive a winter fuel allowance (which they didn’t get under the Tories)and they also get their TV licence for free (again they didn’t get this under the Tories)The Tories destroyed many an industry in Britain (who can forget the police attacking striking miners - I was only about 10 or 11 at the time and remember watching the news ). Rosyth - Tories wouldn’t give them a contract to keep Devonport workers happy. Businesses sold off to be privatised under the Tories. Labour may not be perfect, but atleast they have got some things right. NHS now receives more funding under Labour. Wouldn’t trust David Cameron and his privately educated bunch of friends to run the country
Couldnt disagree with you more,particularly regarding the miners strike.
Let me just put you right about that!
I was a policeman at the time,and served on many picket lines.
Can you Quote ANY incident,where the police "attacked" the miners?
Can I quote any incident where the miners "attacked" the police?
Tillmanstone, in Kent. Orgreave,Humber.
almost all the little pits in the area of Coalville.
What about the time welsh flying pickets cut the electricity to a working miners house, whos young son was on a Dyalisis machine?
Can I respectfully suggest, that at the age you were at the time, you would not have understood what was going on! Perhaps you are the daughter of a miner, or was ,or are living in the mining community. If that is so, before you make sweeping ill-informed statments regarding Police, you check your facts.
May I say we are all entitled to agree or disagree with other members.I actually disagree with most of what you say, but I respect your right to say it.
I seek not confrontation, merely lively debate.
Nor do I seek to make personal attacks.
Last edited by Graham McDonough
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