What is happening to the coal industry now is as bad as, if not worse than, the situation before Christmas. What price our high-minded protests then if we were not willing to follow them through? How many others received the bland reply from Whitehall and, consciences salved, consigned it to a bottom drawer?
Public protest forced the Government's hand in the autumn. Surely it can do so again?
Ryton, Tyne & Wear