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A Question Of Leadership

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This is Loach's 1981 documentary following the disillusionment of miners with their Trade Union bosses. The film became part of the struggle itself when, after being commissioned for the South Bank Show, ITV refused to air it on the intended date. It was eventually broadcast on Channel 4, by which time Thatcher's overpowering the steel strikes had subsided. Workers from around the country join in the debate, speaking out against the TUC's leadership. According to Ray Davies, a steelworker from South Wales, the congress was aware of the Conservative government's plan to ease economic crisis by "attacking on the working class".