Britain: Miners Go to Moscow

Miners Go to Moscow

Arthur Scargill, the bellicose president of Britain's National Union of Mineworkers, makes no secret of his Marxist leanings. He even solicited financial support from the Soviets during the miners' 51-week strike that collapsed last March. Just before the union's annual conference in Sheffield last week, the Scargill-dominated N.U.M. executive board reaffirmed its Soviet connection by announcing the selection of 20 miners to attend the Higher Trade Union School in Moscow this fall. The 20, the second N.U.M. group to be sent to the Soviet school, will take a four-week course emphasizing the link between socialism and the labor movement.

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