What is the social history of British popular opposition to Thatcher over the miner’s strike?

How did Thatcher break the miners strike?

Thatcher’s team set up mobile police units so that forces from outside the strike areas could neutralise efforts by flying pickets to stop the transport of coal to power stations.

What was Margaret Thatcher impact on society?

To her supporters, she was a revolutionary figure who transformed Britain’s stagnant economy, tamed the unions and re-established the country as a world power. Together with US presidents Reagan and Bush, she helped bring about the end of the Cold War.

What was the outcome of the miners strike?

The miners and their families had endured months of hardship. It had all been for nothing. The miners had lost the strike called on March 6th 1984.

What led to Margaret Thatcher’s downfall?

As her support ebbed away, she was challenged for her leadership and persuaded by Cabinet to withdraw from the second round of voting – ending her eleven-year premiership. She was succeeded by John Major, her Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Did the queen and Thatcher Disagree?

As Dean Palmer wrote in his book, The Queen and Mrs Thatcher: An Inconvenient Relationship, their fundamental disagreement in the beginning was simple: “The palace thought Thatcher vulgar, and the prime minister thought royalty was irrelevant.” Thatcher apparently loved to lecture, which the queen detested, and

How did Thatcher control the money supply?

3.3 Thatcher’s policies
In the early years of the 1980s, Mrs Thatcher embarked on a policy of monetarism. This policy involved trying to target the money supply to reduce inflation. The core are higher interest rates and higher taxes and spending cuts.

How many coal mines were closed under Thatcher?

Clement Attlee’s Labour government closed 101 pits between 1947 and 1951; Macmillan (Conservative) closed 246 pits between 1957 and 1963; Wilson (Labour) closed 253 in his two terms in office between 1964 and 1976; Heath (Conservative) closed 26 between 1970 and 1974; and Thatcher (Conservative) closed 115 between 1979

Why did the Nottingham miners not strike?

First, the miners were divided. In traditionally non-militant Nottinghamshire, many miners resented being strong-armed, as they saw it, into a strike without a ballot. Most Nottinghamshire miners refused to strike, as did smaller groups of miners elsewhere.

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