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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 18th June, 2022)

Lord Joe Gormley

Lord Joe Gormley
Lord Joe Gormley, St Oswald and St Edmund Arrowsmith.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: PeterP on 18th June 2022 at 07:48

Was a far better union man than Scargill

Comment by: Syd Smith on 18th June 2022 at 08:52

Lord Joe of Shevington

Comment by: freddie on 18th June 2022 at 09:11

Strange how Gormley got OBE and a knighthood even though he brought down a government and forced a 3 day week on us, maybe working for Special Branch and spying on his colleagues was a help to that.

Comment by: Mal on 18th June 2022 at 12:24

Worked with his son (Frank) in the loco shed, underground at Golborne colliery.

Comment by: DTease on 18th June 2022 at 15:19

freddie, it was Ted Heath who posed the question “Who rules the country” and the people decided that it wasn’t him.

Comment by: Jean on 18th June 2022 at 16:30

The 1970's and 80's were strike-tastic!

Comment by: Jeanette on 18th June 2022 at 17:06

Yes,but not in a good way ,( strikes I mean)

Comment by: Dave a on 18th June 2022 at 17:35

As regards Ted Heath, I blame the Coastguard for allowing him to land anywhere once he set sail.. I’m trying to remember what he said about the China . But saying that even Tony is walking the Garter . A man who said what did we do to bring on the digital world as fast as Germany , yet he couldn’t read an email

Comment by: Owd Reekie on 18th June 2022 at 18:12

It is rather strange that he was so highly honoured. I remember the miner’s strike and he was vilified to the point of receiving death threats. The establishment came down on him from north, south, east and west. Maybe a subsequent Labour government gave him his “gongs”.

Comment by: e on 18th June 2022 at 20:26

Born in a thread, unwilling to wind

Comment by: . Ozy . on 18th June 2022 at 21:48

As freddie has already stated, Gormley did pass on information regarding union extremists to the special branch.

And I have little doubt that the life peerage
bestowed upon Joe in the queen’s birthday honours list was no doubt at the behest of baroness thatcher.

Considering the fact that he was a trades union leader, Joe’s involvement in the miner’s strike appears to be becoming increasingly more questionable….Or to my mind it is at any rate.

No more questionable though than the fact that yon bell-end Blair was given Thatcher’s endorsement when he threw his cap into the ring to become the leader of “ New Labour “

New Labour my backside. The only thing that new labour can lay claim to is the laying of the foundation of the quagmire that we currently find ourselves in.

But hey! enough with the politics already eh ?

Nice shot of a lump of black granite Mick.

Oh! …and p.s….how come Joe Gormley got an O.B.E. while DTease is still waiting for his?….that’s what I’d like to know.

And there goes another post that shouldn’t really be published , or at least if I was remotely concerned about GCHQ it shouldn’t.

Comment by: irene roberts on 18th June 2022 at 22:02

Hope you've had a lovely day, Veronica. xx

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