ALWYN TURNER on the arrival of Margaret Thatcher in Downing Street.
ALWYN TURNER on James Callaghan’s little local difficulty in 1979.
SIMON MATTHEWS on a new book by Martin Gayford – and how politics killed British art.
Some notes on the NHS and Labour governments.
Our 20 most popular posts: from Diane to Diana and Healey to Holmes, plus Owens Smith & Jones.
Ex-footballer George Weah has just been elected president of Liberia – but where are Britain’s sporting politicos? PAUL SAFFER finds a few, but has to dig deep.
After the conferences, what’s the state of political play, asks ALWYN TURNER.
The history of British governments relying on Irish MPs hasn’t always been a happy one, finds PAUL SAFFER.
PAUL SAFFER watches the Beatles, Clement Attlee and David Frost on the BBC election coverage.
PAUL SAFFER celebrates the top ten TV moments of election night 20 years ago.
ALWYN TURNER on the life and career of the man who Tony Benn said was too left-wing for New Labour.
DAN ATKINSON isn’t convinced by the Pontypridd hero of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.