Monday, 3 October 2011

Thirty years ago today

The Tory party is meeting in Manchester this week, at the convention centre that was Manchester Central railway station until the late 60's.  The photograph shows it standing derelict in 1981, a couple of years after a Tory government had come to power proclaiming that there was "no alternative" to economic slash and burn policies that devastated large swathes of British industry and put millions on the dole.

With the Tories back in power, how long before it looks like this again?

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