Had a fantastic time at the Miners’ Gala on Saturday – John’s mum was thrilled that we went as his dad and grandad were both miners. It felt really energised, and I for one was excited that Ed Miliband came along and spoke. I’d love to know what he meant about backing clean coal and what that might mean for County Durham. The Spanish miners made me think back to the miners’ struggles here in the 1980’s – about fighting to keep their communities alive. I suppose that is what the Gala is all about.
I loved hearing Tom Watson and I’m going to have to get a ‘I still hate Thatcher’ t shirt myself.