ALWYN TURNER on James Callaghan’s little local difficulty in 1979.
The late Paddy Ashdown’s election as Lib Dem leader in 1988 appears routine, but PAUL SAFFER points out the significance of the contest.
PAUL SAFFER delves into a 1950s book for boys & finds more grit than glamour. And some imperialist football.
ROGER HERMISTON on the day when Labour’s NEC removed a Tory PM.
ALWYN TURNER on docusoaps, makeovers, video diaries & the democratization of culture in the 1990s.
SIMON MATTHEWS on a new book by Martin Gayford – and how politics killed British art.
ALWYN TURNER on the man who thought the unthinkable – and lost his job as a result.