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'v.' is a poem by Tony Harrison written in 1985. [1]

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Arthur Scargill

Arthur Scargill (born 11 January 1938) is a British trade unionist and politician who was president of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) from 1982 to 2002.

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BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 is a radio station owned and operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history.

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Beeston, Leeds

Beeston is a suburb of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England located about 2 miles (3 km) south of the city centre.

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Bloodaxe Books

Bloodaxe Books is a British publishing house specializing in poetry.

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The Bolsheviks, originally also Bolshevists or Bolsheviki (p; derived from большинство bol'shinstvo, "majority", literally meaning "one of the majority") were a faction of the Marxist Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP) which split apart from the Menshevik faction at the Second Party Congress in 1903.

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The broadsheet is the largest of newspaper formats and is characterized by long vertical pages (typically). The term derives from types of popular prints usually just of a single sheet, sold on the streets and containing various types of material, from ballads to political satire.

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Channel 4

Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster which began transmission on 2 November 1982.

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In political and social sciences, communism (from Latin communis – common, universal) is a social, political, and economic ideology and movement whose ultimate goal is the establishment of the communist society, which is a socioeconomic order structured upon the common ownership of the means of production and the absence of social classes, money, and the state.

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Conservative Party (UK)

The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.

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Early day motion

An early day motion (EDM), in the Westminster system, is a motion, expressed as a single sentence, tabled by Members of Parliament that formally calls for debate "on an early day".

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Elland Road

Elland Road is a football stadium located in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

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Fascism is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism that came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.

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Gerald Howarth

Sir James Gerald Douglas Howarth (born 12 September 1947), known as Gerald Howarth, is a British Conservative Party politician.

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Graffiti (plural of graffito: "a graffito", but "these graffiti") are writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted illicitly on a wall or other surface, often in a public place.

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Labour Party (UK)

The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.

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Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, England.

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Leeds United F.C.

Leeds United Football Club is an English football club in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

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Left-wing politics

Left-wing politics are political positions or activities that accept or support social equality, often in opposition to social hierarchy and social inequality.

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London Review of Books

The London Review of Books (or LRB) is a British journal of literary and intellectual essays.

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National Union of Mineworkers (Great Britain)

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is a trade union for coal miners in Great Britain formed in 1945 as a reorganisation of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain (MFGB).

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Neil Astley

Neil Astley (born 12 May 1953) is a British publisher, editor and writer.

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Norman Buchan

Norman Findlay Buchan (27 October 1922 – 23 October 1990) was a left-wing Labour politician, who represented the West Renfrewshire seat from 1964 until 1983 and the Paisley South seat from 1983 to 1990.

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Profanity, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is "an offensive word" or "offensive language".

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Richard Eyre

Sir Richard Charles Hastings Eyre CBE (born 28 March 1943) is an English film, theatre, television and opera director.

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Right-wing politics

Right-wing politics are political positions or activities that view some forms of social stratification or social inequality as either inevitable, natural, normal, or desirable,J.

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Tabloid (newspaper format)

A tabloid is a newspaper with compact page size smaller than broadsheet, although there is no standard for the precise dimensions of the tabloid newspaper format.

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Tony Harrison

Tony Harrison (born 30 April 1937) is an English poet, translator and playwright.

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UK miners' strike (1984–85)

The UK miners' strike of 1984–85 was a major industrial action affecting the British coal industry.

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