The late Paddy Ashdown’s election as Lib Dem leader in 1988 appears routine, but PAUL SAFFER points out the significance of the contest.
It’s 160 years this month since the first Obscene Publications Act was passed and, says ALWYN TURNER, we’ve hardly moved on.
ALWYN TURNER on the Labour government’s 1997 decision to give the Bank of England control of interest rates.
ALWYN TURNER on the missed opportunities of the New Labour government.
We name the most irritating person of February 2017.
He’s meant to be politically dead and buried, but he’s still shaping policy.
Continuing ALWYN TURNER’s history of the post-war Labour Party, seen through leadership elections past (1976-88).