Woodside again and no action at all. There was a major confrontation at Orgreave where thousands of police have been battling with pickets. There were dozens of arrests, including Scargill, and loads of pickets have been injured. No matter what people say about Scargill he is without doubt the best trade union leader going. I can’t think of any other leader who would even stand on a picket line let alone get arrested alongside his men.
Why the hell aren’t we down there? What the bloody hell are our local leaders doing leaving the Yorkshire lads to fight alone whilst we waste our bloody time at drift mines? One thing is certain and that is we can’t win this strike if we can’t support each other!