The Thirty Year Rule – A Shock.

Travelling to work this morning the big story on the radio was about this years documents released under the ’30 year’ rule. In the UK sensitive government documents are kept secret for thirty years, and then, normally released unless they are considered still too sensitive.

Today’s stories concerned the murder of WPC Yvonne Fletcher and whether there had been a plan to close many coal pits before the miner’s strike.

But the really shocking thing about these stories is that they were thirty years ago. I remember these events. They can’t possibly have been so long ago can they?

And then, the next scary thought. That was the year that I took my ‘O-levels’!



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