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Diarmaid Kelliher

Diarmaid Kelliher is a postdoctoral researcher and trade unionist at the University of Glasgow. His book Making Cultures of Solidarity: London and the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike will be published by Routledge in May.

The Coalfield and the City

Despite being considered divorced from the coalfield communities in every imaginable way, the wave of enthusiasm shown for the miners’ struggle by London’s diverse workforces and communities proved to be a decisive form of support.

In Defence of the Picket Line

The Shrewsbury 24 case lifts the lid on one of the ways the British state has disempowered the working class since the 1970s – a war on the most effective tool available to trade unions: the picket line.