Thatcher's secret army plan during miners' strikes

New files released by the National Archive show Grantham-born former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, secretly considered calling out the troops at the height of the 1984 miners' strike.

Former PM Margaret Thatcher Credit: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Files also show how was also so concerned about the outbreak of a national docks strike at the same time, her government considered declaring a state of emergency.

The archive also revealed she had one hundred and eighteen hair appointments in 1984, including five on consecutive days.

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