2017 · Rugby League · Working Class Culture · World Cup

Clive Sullivan: The Man Who Broke Rugby’s Racial Barrier

1972 was a tumultuous year in Britain's history. The Heath Government faced down unprecedented industrial and social conflict. The National Front was on the rise. Labour swung to the left and unemployment hit the fatal one million mark. Amidst the chaos, Great Britain RL appointed the first black captain of any British national side. It was done without mass… Continue reading Clive Sullivan: The Man Who Broke Rugby’s Racial Barrier

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2017 · Amazon · Book Review · Brexit · UBI · Working Class Culture · Zero Hour

Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain

Six months working in the bargain basement of the British economy almost finished James Bloodworth off. His inside account is a shocking insight into the dystopian practices that govern the new working class, who are working harder than ever for their poverty.   “We are living in a world in which nobody is free, in which hardly anybody… Continue reading Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain

1990s · 2017 · Election Defeat · General Election 1997 · John Smith · Neil Kinnock · New Labour

Nightmare of 1992: How The Tories Changed PM, Caused A Recession And Still Won A General Election

Before the next election the Tories will change leader in a bid to maintain their grip on power. With it, they will project themselves as a new government. Last time it happened under John Major the party turned round a 30 point poll deficit with a well organised attack on Labour's tax and spend. Could it happen… Continue reading Nightmare of 1992: How The Tories Changed PM, Caused A Recession And Still Won A General Election