The Thatcher Crisis Years

1980s politics blog from TV historian Tony McMahon

financial scandals Thatcherism

A series of financial scandals marked the end of Thatcherism as Tony McMahon remembers having been a financial journalist back then

Labour Party 1980s

The Labour Party in the 1980s saw a stormy civil war that ended in purges as Tony McMahon remembers from a misspent youth

It's a Sin

The Russell T Davies series It’s a Sin shows what it was like to be young and gay in the 1980s under Margaret Thatcher and with AIDS