New Labour swept to power on a tide of popular support after nearly two-decades of Tory rule in the UK. Since 1979 – and the
Margaret Thatcher came to power in 1979 with a far-rightwing agenda of privatising the National Health Service (NHS) and abolishing the Welfare State – all
Jonathon King – a public schoolboy and Cambridge graduate originally from leafy Surrey – for decades used the music industry as his personal fiefdom. Born
The secular, capitalist system is unjust, oppressive and illogical, whilst the free market economic forces that define, drive and justify it, are inherently ‘anti-science’ in
Engels (and Marx) recognised how the Industrial Revolution in the UK led to millions of peasants migrating to towns and cities to work in factories
Raphael Samuel is writing as a bourgeois historian who has fully accepted and endorsed the capitalist status quo, but who maintains a ‘nostalgia’ for what he considers a lost past. Samuel seeks to draw the reader into this inverted would of bourgeois illogicality whereby what he thinks about the CPGB (and International Communism) is the only viewpoint of the world worth having.