The Winter of Discontent

  • Martin Holmes


The wave of strikes in both the public and private sector against the 5 per cent Stage iv policy proved economically damaging and politically disastrous for the government. The widely held view that a Labour Government meant less industrial disruption than a Conservative Government turned out to have been a myth. The extent of the strikes, both in the length of their duration and in their individual bitterness, was the most acute since 1926.


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Notes and References

  1. 35.
    Jack Jones, The Human Face of Labour (London: BBC Publications, 1977) p. 7.Google Scholar

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© Dr. Martin Holmes 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Holmes
    • 1
  1. 1.Lady Margaret HallOxfordUK

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