University Of East London

Dark age of strikes is over for good

There are people in Britain's old mining villages or around Wapping in east London who are still not on speaking terms because they were on opposite sides of the bitter industrial conflicts of the 1980s. The resentment that strikers felt against workers who crossed the picket lines has endured for a generation.

West Ham was a 'car crash' says Gold

David Gold believes he and fellow West Ham co-owner David Sullivan overpaid for the debt-ridden east London club, which he has described as a "car crash".