All too often miners and indeed other trade unionists underestimate the economic strength they have.

There’s a feeling that strength is determined by the size of a union. That clearly is nonsense.

Arthur Scargill Strength Quotes

The trouble with the Labour Party leadership and the trade union leadership they’re quite willing to applaud millions on the streets of the Philippines or in Eastern Europe without understanding the need to also produce millions of people on the streets of Britain.

Arthur Scargill Leadership Quote

The labour movement had the best opportunity in 50 years to transform not merely an industrial situation and win an important battle for workers in struggle but an opportunity to change the government of the day.

Arthur Scargill Government Quote

Yet what you need is not marches demonstrations rallies or wide associations all of them are important. What you need is direct action. The sooner people understand that the sooner we’ll begin to change things.

Arthur Scargill Change Quote