30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION!
By Seumas Milne
“The definitive account of the strike—the best book on the Thatcher era.” – Naomi Klein
“A terrifying, frightening indictment of the British establishment.” – Owen Jones
Margaret Thatcher branded the leaders of the 1984–85 miners’ strike “the enemy within.”
In this classic account, Seumas Milne reveals the astonishing lengths to which her government and its intelligence machine were prepared to go to destroy the power of Britain’s miners union. In this 30th anniversary edition new material brings the story up to date with further revelations about the secret war against organized labour and political dissent, and the devastating price paid for the Thatcher administrations onslaught by communities across Britain.
The Enemy Within: The 30th anniversary of the Miners’ Strike in the Guardian
Seumas Milne is a columnist and Associate Editor on the Guardian and the paper’s former Comment Editor. He was previously the Guardian’s Labour Editor and a staff journalist on the Economist. He is the author of The Enemy Within and co-author of Beyond the Casino Economy.
“The most important exposé of contemporary political Britain I have read.” – John Pilger
“Riveting. It knocks spots off the usual ‘whodunnit.’” – Guardian
“An astonishing book.” – The Nation
“A tribute to detailed journalistic investigation … strips away the myths and lies.” – New Statesman
“One of the most remarkable demolition jobs ever.” – Spectator
Paperback / 472 pages / ISBN: 9781781683422 / MARCH 2014 / £12.99
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