It’s a return to boom and bust with the Demon Barber of Downing Street.
ALWYN TURNER wonders if it can really be 45 years since the Rollers, the Rubettes and David Essex were in the chart.
How will Theresa May shape up as an ex-prime minister, wonders PAUL SAFFER.
ALWYN TURNER remembers the appeals for the country to come together in 1974.
ALWYN TURNER on the arrival of Margaret Thatcher in Downing Street.
ALWYN TURNER remembers the music from the days of Harold Wilson’s third election victory.
ALWYN TURNER on James Callaghan’s little local difficulty in 1979.
A weak leader, an ageing party, bitter divisions over Europe – ALWYN TURNER remembers William Hague’s Tories.
From Napoleon III to the Sex Pistols – an extract from ‘Pin-Ups’ by ROGER CRIMLIS and ALWYN TURNER.
ALWYN TURNER on the extraordinary figure of Enoch Powell.
Is Brexit bringing out the worst in James O’Brien? ALWYN TURNER listens and worries.
The history of British governments relying on Irish MPs hasn’t always been a happy one, finds PAUL SAFFER.