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Originally posted by caladonea
reply to post by alldaylong
I personally do not know that much about Margaret Thatcher. Since her death I have read numerous articles and opinions (some on ATS) about this person.
I have come to understand that she is really hated by many in England and beyond.
However...the woman is dead...and even though many people in society do not think much of her...I am sure she has some family and friends living now who do love her and will miss her; and I just think that it would be a good idea to stop all these negative celebrations...and allow those who do love her to mourn in peace.
Following the Hillsborough inquiry I have called for an investigation into the actions of the police during the miners' strike. To my certain knowledge there was widespread telephone tapping. There were, in my view, malicious arrests and prosecutions of many miners. The worst examples were charges of riot brought against a number of miners who were later acquitted – had they been found guilty, they could have faced lengthy spells in prison, up to and including life sentences.
The cases collapsed because of unreliable police evidence. During the trial it came to light that the BBC had reversed footage of scenes at Orgreave to give the impression that miners were responsible for starting violent scenes, when in fact it was the police that had instigated the violence.