My mother telling me “that man is ruining the country” as President Ronald Reagan spoke on television.
Children at school chanting ‘Maggie Thatcher, milk snatcher’.
I remember accompanying my Mum into a voting booth, I think it was for the 1987 general election but it may have been a local election a year or two […]
I was born in 1967 and as a small child I was on my father’s shoulders in anti-Vietnam War rallies in which the (U.S.) National Guard was brought out. I […]
My mum and dad had a set of badges that I used to like playing with. My favourites were the CND ones but there were also “Save Greater London Council” […]
My earliest political memory is 9/11 happening.
My earliest conscious political memory was the Greek election of October 1993, when I was 10. I have recollections of politics before then in the news and the newspapers (Gorbachev, […]
The announcement of the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia was probably my first political memory. I was 6 at the time and I remember that I was at my aunt’s […]
I think my earliest political memory is Sir Alec Douglas Hume becoming PM in October 1963 when I was 11. No – wait – it was actually six months earlier […]
The Iran hostage crisis – yellow ribbons around trees, the catastrophic rescue attempt, the sense that Carter was hurting for these men.