I have taken a deep interest in British politics ever since I was a graduate student in London in the late 1970s. It was the winter of discontent with the statues in Leicester Square covered in uncollected rubbish up to their chins. Labour’s Jim Callaghan was the prime minister.
It was surely a point of no return, with the UK facing a sclerotic economy, a devaluing currency and intervention by the International Monetary Fund.
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