Wapping dispute 30 years on: How Murdoch and Thatcher united to crush British workers

Wapping dispute 30 years on: How Murdoch and Thatcher united to crush British workers
 

ON a bitter winter’s day in 1986, Bernie Began and his wife Moira cowered as mounted police corralled demonstrators against a fence.
This was the Wapping dispute, a seminal moment in the history of Britain’s industrial history, when Margaret Thatcher and media magnate Rupert Murdoch made a devil’s pact to crush the unions.
In January 1986, a year-long industrial dispute began at Wapping, when Rupert Murdoch, owner of four of Britain’s national newspapers The Sun, News of the World, The Times and The Sunday Times, moved production from Fleet Street to a secretly equipped and heavily guarded... read more

 
2 October 2016 in World News, Views: 42
Source: Daily Record
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