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VIDEO: Government considered state of emergency during miners’ strike

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Ministers considered declaring a state of emergency and using the army to transport coal during the bitter miners’ strike of, 1984, new papers have revealed.

The documents, released under the 30-year-rule, show that the outcome of the bitter dispute that saw the Notts coalfield as one of the main battlegrounds, was by no means certain.

Here archives expert Mark Dunton, talks about what the new papers reveal.

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