Monthly Archive: November 2015

Printing chapters and the whole book

I don’t recommend printing the chapters (think of the environment!), but I want to allow people to read the content in whatever way suits them best. I’ve looked at various...

The curse of footnotes and Appendices

This note is on the off-chance that anyone is interested in the technicalities of this WordPress site and the agonies that I’m going through setting this up. It’s just geeky...

Chapter 3, Abolishing the Lord Mayor, is ready on the website

I have sorted out this chapter out of order because I thought it was one that might have more general appeal (and because it was a bit easier). It has...

Chapter 1 Manchester’s Labour Party from 1964 to 1984 is edited and on the website

I finished editing chapter 1 last night, and putting it as a page on the site. You can read it here: http://manchester1984.uk/chapters/section-1/chapter-1/ I didn’t have time to add a blog...

Pride comes before a fall: the reluctant editor

Yesterday I was feeling quite buoyant when we went out for a fish and chip tea, revelling in how well things were going, thinking to myself this is such a...

Chapter 5, Equal Opportunities, is now on the website

The bitterest battles between the left and right-wings of the Manchester Labour Party were fought over implementing the Equal Opportunities policy. Whilst some of the older right-wing male councillors were...

Chapter 4, Tackling the Bureaucracy, is now on the website

The new leadership from May 1984 recognised that in order to achieve the radical changes they wanted to see, the whole nature of the council bureaucracy would have to change....

Manchester City Council campaign video 1993

Manchester City Council campaign video opposing 2 mile rule for schools 1993/94 This is recorded from a VHS tape playing on the TV. It outlines local government education finance issues...

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