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Thatcher and 80s Brittain

The following spring there were riots in Brixton, Southall and Toxteth. In July 1981, the month of Prince Charles’s wedding to Lady Diana Spencer, the bleak background music was provided by the Specials’ chart-topping single “Ghost Town”: “No job to be found in this country, can’t go on no more, people getting angry … ” went the lyrics. As if to prove the point, further riots erupted in 10 more British cities that month.

via FT.com / Books / Essays – Mrs T and sympathy.

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