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Amnesia

In Uncategorized on December 10, 2010 by grahamharrowell

It’s 25 years since the end of the Miners’ Strike. On the face of it the passage of time seems to have undone the damage done to police/community relations by what happened during that dispute. People have either forgotten, forgiven or are too young to remmeber. At least from what two 17 year old students from Barnsley said on Look North tonight that was the case until today. Both girls clearly looked on the police as their friend and protector. Until now. Yesterday they went to London to join the student fee protest. In a matter of a few minutes all the work done to repair the damage done in 1985 appears to have been undone. I hope I’m wrong, but it all seems very sad.

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