Militancy has had a bad press over the last few decades, but the term “militant” stands for (at its foundation) an active workforce.
To stand up for what is good, proper and sustainable as a workforce and industry, I believe is what Jockeys may well be turning to.
It may well be that some regard militancy only in its extreme form but that would be viewing it in its most narrow figure. Which I would submit suits many in the BHA.
But standing up for the use of the pro cushioned whip is right and proper, dealing with 10 to 20 horses which out of 10’s of thousands who get marked each year can be dealt with without crass new rules which can only damage racing in this country in untold measure.