These are strange times in the politics of the police. In a companion piece to his History Workshop Journal article, Jonah Miller explores the historical background to debates over stop and search.
Tag: Margaret Thatcher
The London Policeman songsheet, the Miner’s Strike and the Battle of Orgreave by Catherine Robins from the Working Class Movement Library
Martin Plaut on the newly-released documents at the National Archive at Kew that reveal that Mrs Thatcher did not waver in her opposition to South Africa’s white supremacist leader P.W Botha’s racial policies
The film The Iron Lady has again focused attention on Margaret Thatcher and her leadership of an otherwise male-dominated Conservative Party. Steven Fielding, Nottingham University, assesses how other cultural representations of Tory women produced in the immediate aftermath of Thatcher’s downfall show how less prominent female figures reflected on the position of women in the party
The feminist and writer Beatrix Campbell – author of The Iron Ladies: Why Do Women Vote Tory?, among other titles – takes exception to Phyllida Lloyd’s Oscar winning film ‘The Iron Lady’…