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Do strikes mean we are back in the '70s?

Gordon Brown could be faced with his own winter of discontent as a mounting number of industrial disputes threaten to boil over into a series of strikes.

Mail workers could hold another national strike but they are not the only ones. Anita Anand explained the background before we were joined by historian Anthony Howard.


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