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York Press: It’s a resource It’s a resource

MARGARET Thatcher’s mission is almost complete if the Tories allow two of the last remaining deep coal mines to close. More than a thousand jobs will be lost to imported subsidised cheaper fuel.

As Arthur Scargill said 30 years ago, the UK has the finest deep-mined coal in the world and if it had been subsidised as much as the imported stuff the UK would be energy rich and even exporting coal to boost revenues.

Our energy bills would be half what they are today and thousands of families would not have been sacrificed on behalf of the Tories’ wealthy pals.

We have the equivalent of vast Middle East oilfields if we used gasification to extract the energy from our coal.

We, of course, should help impoverished people where we can around the globe, but it makes no sense to send £11 billion annually in aid to save lives and jobs abroad when our own lives and jobs are placed in jeopardy.

This continual attack on the working class in the UK by our privileged political Eton class rulers is having really detrimental consequences on young and old alike.

The lights may yet go out due to the dimwits in power.

Tom Scaife, Manor Drive, York.

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3:15pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Pinza-C55 says...

And ironically we are running out of North Sea gas but of course we used to have "Town Gas" which was made from...coal.
And ironically we are running out of North Sea gas but of course we used to have "Town Gas" which was made from...coal. Pinza-C55
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6:19pm Sun 6 Apr 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Yes, hundeds of years of coal reserves to be lost, all to suit the carbon phobics. These coal mines are an awful lot closer to Eggborough and Drax than the biomass coming from North America.
I'm disgusted that our Union leaders have been taken in by the Green agenda!
I agree with the letter.
Yes, hundeds of years of coal reserves to be lost, all to suit the carbon phobics. These coal mines are an awful lot closer to Eggborough and Drax than the biomass coming from North America. I'm disgusted that our Union leaders have been taken in by the Green agenda! I agree with the letter. ColdAsChristmas
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6:21pm Sun 6 Apr 14

zorpie says...

Margaret Thatcher's mission wasn't to close coal mines, it was to stop the British taxpayer from subsidising inefficient nationalised industries, which she did. Mr Scaife is a deluded communist.
Margaret Thatcher's mission wasn't to close coal mines, it was to stop the British taxpayer from subsidising inefficient nationalised industries, which she did. Mr Scaife is a deluded communist. zorpie
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11:13am Mon 7 Apr 14

tommytman says...

zorpie wrote:
Margaret Thatcher's mission wasn't to close coal mines, it was to stop the British taxpayer from subsidising inefficient nationalised industries, which she did. Mr Scaife is a deluded communist.
zorpie calling Mr Scaife deluded what a joke
[quote][p][bold]zorpie[/bold] wrote: Margaret Thatcher's mission wasn't to close coal mines, it was to stop the British taxpayer from subsidising inefficient nationalised industries, which she did. Mr Scaife is a deluded communist.[/p][/quote]zorpie calling Mr Scaife deluded what a joke tommytman
  • Score: 4

5:16pm Mon 7 Apr 14

GotOutOfIt says...

I seem to remember it was Labour who started the mine closures.
I seem to remember it was Labour who started the mine closures. GotOutOfIt
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