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The Wapping Strike

30 March 2010, 7.30pm
Bishopsgate Institute
£7, concs £5; advance booking required

In 1980 Fleet Street was more than an address, it was the proverbial centre of Britain’s newspaper industry. Every national paper and major news agency had its head office either on the street or close by. Within ten years, there was not a newspaper office left on Fleet Street. The decade had seen the biggest upheaval in the newspaper industry since Victorian times. In this talk, Andy McSmith looks at the biggest and most dramatic event – the Wapping dispute between Rupert Murdoch’s company and the print union.

Andy McSmith has worked in national newspapers since 1988, and is currently a senior writer at The Independent. His book ‘No Such Thing as Society’: A History of Britain in the 1980s will be published in August 2010.

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