Saturday, 28 March 2015

Sky Arts - Anarchy In Manchester - ignorant or misleading?

Near the beginning of Sky Arts' programme Anarchy in Manchester, the presenter John Cooper Clarke emotes:
"The summer of 1976 was hot and bothered as the British economy declined, its cities decayed..."
At the mention of the British economy declining, the VT shows Margaret Thatcher.

So did the programme makers not know that in 1976 Britain's economy was suffering under a Labour government, lead first by Prime Minister Harold Wilson and then James 'Jim' Callaghan. Or maybe did the programme makers think that this would be just another way of denigrating Margaret Thatcher, for as all Arts graduates know everything bad that happened in the 1970s and 1980s was the fault of the Tories, especially Margaret Thatcher.

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