Friday, February 18, 2011


Just watched the ‘1974’ episode of ‘Our friends in the North’ I was aged 7/8 and I do remember the coal strikes on the news, but I didn’t realise that this people power caused commercial users of electricity to be limited to 3days of electricity consumption each week; with a knock on effect on families relying on a full weeks wage coming in. However having said that, although the odds were against the protesters, and they were blamed for the effects, this people power had a major influence and caused a major shift in thinking and may have influenced a belief that we all have a voice and can be heard, and slowly but surely we have come a long way since then.

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