Britain: They Just Cannot Go On

"They Just Cannot Go On"

"They are often good union men who support the campaign, but they say they just cannot go on." So explained Matt Hall, financial secretary of a National Union of Mineworkers local in Ashington, in the north of England, as more than half the country's 186,064 striking colliers went back to work last week. The number of returning miners was the largest since the stoppage began a year ago. On Sunday the N.U.M. leadership made it official: a special conference of union delegates, meeting in London, voted to end the most violent and divisive walkout in Britain since the general strike of...

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