In the 1980's and 1990's British society was convulsed by the Tories plans to smash the labour movement and penalise the working
In 1984-5 the attacks on the miners led to a major industrial dispute which generated widespread sympathy
for the miners by working people in NI.
The Poll Tax, an absurd piece of repressive taxation, was opposed by millions
in Britain, eventually the Tories were forced to backdown.