The cartoonist for the Militant newspaper – Alan Hardman – had an uncompromising view of the Iron Lady. Always with a large beak of a nose, sharp teeth and mad eyes. Though Thatcher was massively unpopular, she was a gift for cartoonists and satirists.
Cartoonist Serge Clerc interprets the Spandau Song ‘I don’t need this Pressure on’ by showcasing the baggy trouser chic of 1981. The year when you could just about walk down the road with a sixteen pleat or more pair of ‘Bowies’ – unless you encountered a gang of heavy metal fans, in which case you were severely beaten up. I saw this happen to one New Romantic at a club on the Kings Road. His head audibly cracked under the bovver boot of a rocker – still makes me shudder to this day.