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Orgreave-good article by David Conn 15:59 - May 18 with 800 viewsProfessor

Conn more usually writes on football and Hillsborough of course. I was 16 when this happened. The 1984/5 Miners strike affected the way I look at the world even today. The article perhaps begins to explain some of the culture of senior officers in South Yorkshire Police which culminated in tragedy five years later. It is a long piece.

www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/18/scandal-of-orgreave-miners-strike-hillsborough-theresa-may

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Orgreave-good article by David Conn on 19:29 - May 18 with 276 viewsDarran

Orgreave-good article by David Conn on 19:23 - May 18 by Cooperman

Give over! I bet there was a touch of bromance about it.



Bollox.

Lump of a bloke mind I'd better stop abusing him.

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Orgreave-good article by David Conn on 19:35 - May 18 with 264 viewsCooperman

Orgreave-good article by David Conn on 19:27 - May 18 by swanjackal

Has all the hallmarks of a Jilly Cooper opening chapter.


It all took place in slow motion and Darran had a Bon Jovi love ballad playing on the stereo in his Bentley.
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Orgreave-good article by David Conn on 19:39 - May 18 with 255 viewsDarran

Orgreave-good article by David Conn on 19:35 - May 18 by Cooperman

It all took place in slow motion and Darran had a Bon Jovi love ballad playing on the stereo in his Bentley.


I was in the wife's Audi actually.

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Orgreave-good article by David Conn on 19:43 - May 18 with 246 viewsswanjackal

Orgreave-good article by David Conn on 19:35 - May 18 by Cooperman

It all took place in slow motion and Darran had a Bon Jovi love ballad playing on the stereo in his Bentley.


Their eyes met , only briefly, but time enough to turn unnatural feelings on like a broken faucet. Mouth dry from anticipation, heart beating like the broken drum of a washing machine, palms slick with sweat, he mustered the words....."Do you also feel "The Flame" is the greatest single ever produced too?"

Hypocritically hypocritical !

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Orgreave-good article by David Conn on 19:45 - May 18 with 240 viewsDarran

Orgreave-good article by David Conn on 19:43 - May 18 by swanjackal

Their eyes met , only briefly, but time enough to turn unnatural feelings on like a broken faucet. Mouth dry from anticipation, heart beating like the broken drum of a washing machine, palms slick with sweat, he mustered the words....."Do you also feel "The Flame" is the greatest single ever produced too?"


Don't diss The Flame.

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Orgreave-good article by David Conn on 19:47 - May 18 with 232 viewsperchrockjack

Utterly predictable Wayne.

He needs me so bad. And being a child of Jesus I have to help


You know full well this thread would attract the usual

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Orgreave-good article by David Conn on 20:21 - May 18 with 201 viewswaynekerr55

Orgreave-good article by David Conn on 19:47 - May 18 by perchrockjack

Utterly predictable Wayne.

He needs me so bad. And being a child of Jesus I have to help


You know full well this thread would attract the usual


"child of Jesus"?

Never had you down as a goy...

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Orgreave-good article by David Conn on 21:05 - May 18 with 183 viewscontroversial_jack

Darren does look very distinctive and distinguished, i'll say that!
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Orgreave-good article by David Conn on 21:11 - May 18 with 179 viewsDarran

Orgreave-good article by David Conn on 21:05 - May 18 by controversial_jack

Darren does look very distinctive and distinguished, i'll say that!



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Orgreave-good article by David Conn on 21:28 - May 18 with 167 viewsJack_Meoff

Did anyone actually read the article? You know, the one about the conservatives plotting against its own people to break up our industry so it could be privatized? No?

It really is a lovely read.
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Orgreave-good article by David Conn on 08:48 - May 19 with 105 viewsProfessor

Orgreave-good article by David Conn on 21:28 - May 18 by Jack_Meoff

Did anyone actually read the article? You know, the one about the conservatives plotting against its own people to break up our industry so it could be privatized? No?

It really is a lovely read.


Clearly not. An indictment on the actions of the Thatcher government and to an extent Scargill's actions as head of the NUM. In the end it broke the Yorkshire miners and ended the NUM's power.

The legacy is a country much richer financially but poorer socially.

The 'long read' series is excellent-there is one on what happens when the Queen dies in terms of media and government. Much better than most of the short 'blog' style in the Guardian now. Conn is an excellent journalist.
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Orgreave-good article by David Conn on 09:16 - May 19 with 95 viewswaynekerr55

Orgreave-good article by David Conn on 08:48 - May 19 by Professor

Clearly not. An indictment on the actions of the Thatcher government and to an extent Scargill's actions as head of the NUM. In the end it broke the Yorkshire miners and ended the NUM's power.

The legacy is a country much richer financially but poorer socially.

The 'long read' series is excellent-there is one on what happens when the Queen dies in terms of media and government. Much better than most of the short 'blog' style in the Guardian now. Conn is an excellent journalist.


Just read it on the Train/Tube in today. Brilliant as usual from Mr Conn.

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Orgreave-good article by David Conn on 10:11 - May 19 with 81 viewsBrynmill_Jack

Orgreave-good article by David Conn on 19:47 - May 18 by perchrockjack

Utterly predictable Wayne.

He needs me so bad. And being a child of Jesus I have to help


You know full well this thread would attract the usual


I think you're confusing Christianity with Satanism again.

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