My first political memory is Friday November 22 1963 the day John F Kennedy was assassinated. I remember lying content on the floor next to a crackling fire in the […]
I think a belief in social justice (in my non-religious home) was always the moral backdrop of my upbringing. So my first political memories are of disruption to that taken-for-grantedness. […]
It happens when I was in kindergarten at age 5 or 6, in the mid 1990s. One day I watched television news when playing toys. The news was about governor […]
Watching Michael Foot on a open top double decker bus. I must have been about 8 years old. Foot was approaching a town called Failsworth just outside Oldham. As he […]
Η πρώτη πολιτική μου μνήμη είναι η εκλογή μου ως πρόεδρος του πενταμελούς συμβουλίου της τάξης μου στη β γυμνασίου! My first political recollection was being elected class president in my […]
Watching children of about my age (9 at the time) pick through a huge rubbish pile for scraps of food, whilst adults used the other side of the same rubbish […]
I was at primary school in the late 1960s. I vividly remember standing in a crocodile line of classmates, being shepherded by two teachers – one at the front, one […]
From when Apartheid was ending in South Africa and so the western consumer boycott of South African produce was being lifted, I remember being in a grocer’s shop with my […]
Margaret Thatcher and the Falklands war being on the telly.
I grew up in former Yugoslavia. Tito, the socialist leader of the post WWII Yugoslavia, died on the 4th of May 1980. I was 7 years old at the time. […]
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’.