Eugene's Lair posted:Baz posted:Dame_Ann_Average posted:Baz posted:
Oh and it wasn't a few weeks in the 70s ...it started in 1970 and went through the whole decade in one form or another....that's why we ended up with over a decade of bliddy Thatcher....
I did explain that Baz... Ted Heath was in power in the first half of the seventies ..it was 1973 and again in 78/79.
But the point that I was making was that it started in 1970.... with power cuts due to work to rule .....and I think ....although I might be wrong the It was Harold Wilson then.....the thing is it didn't matter which party was in power ....and again from memory there were two Labour PMs and two Conservative ....it was the unions and hardcore Left that caused the problems
No: that was Heath. It was the miners' strikes during his premiership that led to him imposing the Three-Day Week, and eventually losing the 1974 election. The strikes ended almost immediately after Labour came to power.
The 1978-79 "Winter of Discontent" was under James Callaghan, though, and that of course led to Thatcher wining the 1979 election...
I know all that Eugene .....I was there ....but I know it started in 1970 cos I was working for the electric board when the work to rule started the power cuts