Arthur Scargill

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Arthur Scargill

Born January 11, 1938
Worsbrough Dale, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Political Party Socialist Labour Party
Occupation Trade unionist
Religion Unknown

Arthur Scargill (born January 11, 1938) is a British neo-Stalinist, trade unionist and former president of the National Union of Mineworkers (1982-2002) who currently leads the Socialist Labour Party, for whom he is a failed parliamentary candidate in the 1997 and 2001 UK general elections.


Scargill and others within the NUM leadership were referred to in the 1980s by Conservative UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher as "the enemy within". Some leftists falsely claim that this epithet was used to describe miners themselves.[1]