Justice for David Wilkie, True Working Class Hero

Labour have launched a bizarre “Justice for the Coalfields” campaign this week to seek an apology from the Tories for the miners’ strike. What about  “Justice for David Wilkie”?

Two Welsh NUM activists were jailed for life in 1985 for the murder of taxi driver David Wilkie during the miners’ strike. He was killed when the two striking miners threw a concrete block off a bridge as Wilkie bravely drove a working miner to a pit in South Wales in November 1984. Passing sentence, the judge Mr Justice Michael Mann said the strikers had “engendered a climate of violence”.

Labour’s Neil Kinnock called it an “atrocity”, the NUM funds and is affiliated to the Labour Party. Michael Dugher would be better off demanding an apology from those Labour supporters who created the climate of violence that lead to the death of David Wilkie, a real working class hero…

UPDATE: Labour’s campaign has come to a grinding halt.


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Writing in this week’s Spectator Diary, the former Chancellor and Evening Standard editor attempted to encapsulate how Boris operates…

“My children have the measure of our prime minister. A couple of years ago, my son and I went for a lovely Sunday lunch at his house in Oxfordshire — where he has a Kalashnikov mounted on the wall. Boris suggested we play a game. A tug of war, but with a difference. The rope is tied around your waist and the contest takes place across a swimming pool. If you lose you end up in the water, fully clothed.

That’s Johnson for you: fun, inventive but ruthless. I suspect his brother Jo had one ducking too many.”

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