Talk:Winter of Discontent

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I'd query the statement that the 'working classes' rebelled against the government through the strikes of 78/79. Not because they may not have been sick of the Callaghan government, but because they were sick also of the disruption brought by the seemingly endless strikes in the 1970s. Mrs Thatcher came to power in 1979 with a very high proportion of the working class vote - probably the biggest since the Labour Party became a major electoral force in the 1940s (though I haven't checked this). It was surely that step - abandoning Labour and voting Tory - that was their rebellion. MatthewHopkins 10:18, 1 February 2008 (EST)