Without powerful unions to protect them, the wages of ordinary workers were held in check while the cost of housing began to spiral upwards. As it became increasingly difficult for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder, a newly deregulated banking sector began offering ever more "attractive" loans. And we all know where that led.
Would any of this have been different if Thatcher had lost that titanic struggle in 1984?
We have prize-winning thicko 'harryboy' with this:
If the Miner's strike was the cause of this economic crisis, doesn't it mean Arthur Scargill is the real culprit ?
Yeah, harryboy, and you know who I blame for Pinochet? That bastard Allende.