Thursday, December 29, 2011

Quelle Surprise!

It's what many have long maintained in the face of widespread scorn & disbelief from "official" circles over the last 30 years. However, the release of the official cabinet papers for 1981 confirms what the Thatcher government thought of Liverpool ( ). Geoffrey Howe, then Tory Chancellor of the Exchequer, told colleagues after the '81 Toxteth riots that "managed decline" should be government policy towards the city.

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