There She Goes - Liverpool a City on its Own (1979 to 1993) Simon Hughes wi...

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Toxteth Library

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Liverpool

L8 1XF

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Award-winning writer and Liverpudlian Simon Hughes talks to Peter Hooton (The Farm) about his latest book, a history of Liverpool between 1979 and 1993.

There She Goes - Liverpool a City on its Own

Liverpool was once one of the greatest cities in the British empire but it no longer feels like it is in England, if it ever did. It had retreated as a significant port after the Second World War and by 1979, it was already on the brink. What it needed was support but instead, a Conservative Party with aggressive new ideas allowed it to slide. Thirty-years after the Toxteth Riots, classified government papers revealed that the prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, was urged to abandon the city and embark on a programme of “managed decline.” Why did Liverpool’s fortunes change so dramatically? Why did it fight back when other cities did not? This is the untold story of what it was like for Liverpool’s people and how the period defines who they are.

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United Kingdom

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