Letter: Working for trouble

ir: As your cartoon on 17 December suggests, some miners, dockers, shipbuilders and steelworkers will compare their plight in the 1980s to that of farmers now. Their industries suffered, as now, from foreign competition and their leaders too went cap in hand to successive governments asking for public money.

One major difference is that while in the past some other industries struck their way into trouble, farmers have worked their way into it.

JOHN S EDGOOSE

Sedgefield, Co Durham

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