It is good to know that your worse suspicions are well founded.
The Telegraph reports of a private letter sent to Conservative Associations from Tory HQ which said:
“This is our Thatcher moment. In order to defeat the coming miners’ strike, she stockpiled coal. When the strike came, she weathered it, and the Labour Party, tarred by the strike, was humiliated. In order to defeat the coming fuel drivers’ strike, we want supplies of petrol stockpiled. Then, if the strike comes, we will weather it, and Labour, in hock to the Unite union, will be blamed.”
So now you know why Francis (Jerrycan) Maude said, what he said. To read the article go to: