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Brexit: an economic strategy from the left? article icon

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Brexit: an economic strategy from the left?

If we are agreed that the UK economy needs an overhaul from the Left, where does Brexit come in? Interview with Green MEP Molly Scott Cato.

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How lower tax drew trade unionists to the Tories article icon

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How lower tax drew trade unionists to the Tories

Alan Shipman explains how a substantial number of manual and professional workers also switched to support Thatcher in the 1979 general election.

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‘Chaos’ became ‘crisis’ – but was the reality so bad? article icon

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‘Chaos’ became ‘crisis’ – but was the reality so bad?

Tory themed their broadcast around James Callaghan's 'Crisis? What crisis?' which ridiculed Labour's worst time in 1974-79. But was the reality really so bad?

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The Conservative Manifesto - Then and Now article icon

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The Conservative Manifesto - Then and Now

Alan Shipman looks back at the 1979 Conservative Manifesto and compares it to their modern day manifesto.

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Education and the General Election of 1979

Dr Frank Monaghan looks back at the immediate run-up to the 1979 general election which led to a massive shake-up in education, the consequences of which are still with us today. 

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The 1979 General Election in Scotland: A Highpoint for Thatcher and the Tories? article icon

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The 1979 General Election in Scotland: A Highpoint for Thatcher and the Tories?

Gerry Mooney discusses the long shadow that Margaret Thatcher still casts over Scottish politics.

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Labour paid the price for a decade of economic derailment article icon

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Labour paid the price for a decade of economic derailment

Alan Shipman discusses why convincing voters that 'Labour is the better way' was a tough job in 1979.

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How(e) 'Labour Isn't Working' did the job for the Conservatives article icon

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How(e) 'Labour Isn't Working' did the job for the Conservatives

Alan Shipman discusses how Saatchi and Saatchi's 'Labour Isn't Working' campaign became the poster-child of political advertising.

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Left or right? What should we do about political bias in the Social Sciences article icon

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Left or right? What should we do about political bias in the Social Sciences

The question of bias in academic disciplines is one that has resurfaced in recent years, particular in relation to the Social Sciences. 

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DEBATE: Cameron's 1000 jobs article icon

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DEBATE: Cameron's 1000 jobs

David Cameron says that the Conservatives have created 1000 jobs for every day they've been in office. Is this true?  

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