On the 25th anniversary of the Miners’ Strike:

On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the miners’ strike, Bernard Ingham, Thatcher’s love-bitch, has the audacity to say, Hang your head in shame Scargill. You are an absolute disgrace to Yorkshire and you’re an absolute ruin of the miners. What planet is this flabby gobbed, bushy eyebrowed fucker on? Whatever you may think of Scargill’s politics, he has been proved right in his estimation of what Thatcher was trying to do, and he was loyal to the members of the union he represented.

You should see Ian Firth’s   (Whose South Yorkshire firm made £78 million from sick miners‘ )current home, and the new one being done up at the moment, we had a drive (3 3 09) out in the rain, easy to find see our last post, strange how he would not speak with us or invite us in for a cup of tea, anyhow we are shure the posters and info going up soon to inform the people he lives amongst of his crimes, will ensure the knowledge is local and the former http://www.ranmoorhall.co.uk/ was an office for the former coal board The miners’ strike of 1984/1985 was a major industrial action affecting the British coal industry.

It was a defining moment in British industrial relations, and its defeat significantly weakened the British trades union movement. It was also seen as a major political and ideological victory for Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Party.

We are told it was incitement to publish the address of Ian Firth, nither should we forget the other lot Jim Beresford was the head of a three-partner firm of Doncaster solicitors, Beresfords, which has been paid more than £140 million from the public purse for its work on coal miner health claims. and his mates who also ripped of sick miners:

25 years on i still remeber watching my step farther die, watching him become nothing from The Grate Man he once was need we be reminded this is what has become of The Working Class.

Stop poorer dying younger

Boys born today in East Dorset and Kensington & Chelsea can expect to celebrate their 80th birthdays in 2086, but those in Glasgow City in Scotland (where male life expectancy rates stand at 69.3 years) will be lucky to reach 70, according to a new study released today by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

Life expectancy gap ‘widening’

The joint University of Bristol and University of Sheffield team found a 10-year difference in life expectancy between the best and worst areas.

Poverty and inequality in the UK

The long shadow of childhood: associations between parental social class and own social class, educational attainment and timing of first birth

Army disproportionately recruiting in schools in deprived areas

Number of Working class students ‘to fall’

Private schooling key factor in career success

A study examining the educational backgrounds of the 500 most influential people working in politics, the media, medicine, law and business reveals that more than half had attended fee-paying independent schools. That compares with the tiny proportion of pupils – just 7% – who are privately educated.

Over half country’s top journalists went to private schools

Declining/stalled social mobility in Britain

Gap Between Rich And Poor Widens

Children who cannot escape the poverty trap

A child born to a labourer is six times more likely to suffer extreme poverty by the age of 30 than one born to a lawyer, a major study has revealed.

In a remarkable portrait of childhood in Britain, academics have exposed a society in which inequalities are entrenched and social mobility is a myth. Millions of bright children face ‘multiple deprivation’ in adulthood simply because of the circumstances of their birth.

Those born into disadvantaged families in 2000, it concludes, have slipped further behind their middle-class counterparts by the age of three than those who grew up in the Seventies.

Class segregation ‘on the rise’

100 schools ‘dominate Oxbridge admissions’

Premature deaths

Religious schools ‘show bias for rich’

Damning new evidence that faith schools are siphoning off middle-class pupils can be revealed today, as research shows they are failing to take children from the poorest backgrounds nationwide.

Networked from birth

Still, the bare facts are there, for those who wish to make something of them. While in the UK only 7.3% of the population go to private schools, 59% of Conservative MPs were privately educated. Of the 27 members of David Cameron’s shadow cabinet, 17 went to private schools. Last summer, a smattering of reports drew attention to the fact that no less than 14 Tory frontbench spokesmen were educated at Eton alone. To be fair, such high-flyers as William Hague and the shadow defence secretary Liam Fox keep their comprehensive-educated end up – but Cameron’s circle of friends, colleagues and associates is, perhaps inevitably, dominated by men who once spent their school days cloistered near Windsor, dressed in top hat and tails. They include his speechwriter and “ideas man” Danny Kruger, Tory MPs such as Hugo Swire and Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Cameron’s avuncular guru Oliver Letwin and his stepfather-in-law Viscount Astor. The shadow chancellor George Osborne, it should be noted, went to the London school St Paul’s – but managed, once he’d got to Oxford, to make it into the “Buller”, among whose members he was reportedly known as “Oik”.

Last year, figures obtained under the Freedom Of Information Act revealed that Oxford admitted almost twice as many Old Etonians in 2006 as in 2001, and that the figure for alumni of Westminster School was up from 14 to 52 (at the last count, 60% of Westminster’s sixth formers got places at either Oxford or Cambridge). When you look at the array of research put together by the educational charity The Sutton Trust, the picture is pretty quickly fleshed out. In the past 18 years, for example, the proportion of privately educated high court judges has barely shifted: in 1989, it was 74%; in 2007, it was 70%. And anyone who sees the media as some forward-thinking meritocratic milieu should think again: to quote from one of the Trust’s reports, “the proportion of independently educated top newspaper editors, columnists and news presenters and editors has actually increased over the past 20 years”.

A postcode lottery of life and death

Deprived areas data reveals cancer survival divide


People who live in the most deprived parts of England are less likely to survive cancer than those who live in more affluent areas, according to figures published yesterday by the Office for National Statistics.

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