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Party like it’s 1974

David RuncimanHelen Thompson, Chris Brooke and Peter Sloman

David and Helen are joined by Chris Brooke and Peter Sloman to talk about the current election by talking about two previous ones: the February and October general elections of 1974. A lot of 2019 politics started back then, from the rise of the SNP to Liberals getting squeezed by the electoral system. But it was different too and we have stories of campaigning by landline and hovercraft, MPs on acid, naked civil servants and experts being taken seriously. Plus we discuss how the 1974 elections led to the rise of Thatcherism and changed British politics forever.

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