Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign


Report of Nationalised Industries Policy Group
(The Ridley Plan)

In the 1970s when the Conservative Party was in opposition, they were making clandestine and ruthless plans to develop a more militarised police force to stifle dissent and attempt to destroy organised labour and the British Trade Union movement, introduce a mass privatisation programme and legislate against workers and human rights. In 1977, Tory backbencher Nicholas Ridley presented this report to Tory Party leader, Margaret Thatcher. The Ridley Plan was a detailed blueprint on how to provoke and win a battle against Britain’s Trade Union movement.

The Ridley Plan is necessary reading to understand how we got to where we are today.