Lisa Nandy calls for Miners’ Strike apology from Cameron

Earlier this month newly-released cabinet papers revealed that the Thatcher Government had a secret plan to close 75 pits at the cost of some 65,000 jobs; that the Government did seek to influence police tactics to escalate the dispute; and that they actively considered declaring a state of emergency and deploying the Army to defeat the miners and unions.

Yesterday Lisa Nandy MP at Prime Minsters Questions asked David Cameron:

“This month Cabinet papers revealed that during the Miners Strike the Thatcher Government ried to close pits, escalate the dispute and attack solidarity. It left deep scars in communities like Wigan. Many families never recovered and people have died waiting for justice.

After 30 years, they deserve the truth and they deserve an apology. Why are they still waiting?”