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On Thursday 11th April, a packed Socialist Appeal meeting at University College London saw miners’ leaders and trade unionists recall the brutality of Thatcher and the bitter lessons etched into their consciousness. The speeches from John Dunn, of the Justice for Minerworkers campaign, and Chris Herriot - an ex-miner from Scotland - demonstrated the anger that exists across the country towards Thatcherism and the passion to fight for a socialist alternative.