Tag Archives: spitting image

YouTube ‘cos we want to: an SDP special

If the SDP had lived on*, 2009 would have marked its 18th** 28th birthday – which spurious segue is all the excuse we need to dust off three video clips tracing its rise and fall.

Let’s begin at the beginning, with the explosion of the ‘Gang of Four’ – Roy, David, Shirley and Bill – onto the scene, here holding their first press conference in March 1981:

For a year or more it really did seem as if the SDP might truly break the mould of British politics. But the party was shattered by the results of the June 1983 general election, winning only six seats. Here’s the start of the BBC’s election night results programme.

Posted in YouTube | Also tagged , , , , , , , and | 4 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • David Raw
    A bit more digging would reveal that for 16 years up to 2019 the Congresbury Ward was represented by a very popular Green Councillor who, on becoming elderly, c...
  • David Raw
    Antony Watts makes an important point to the Liberal Democrats which they will ignore at their peril.......the absence of detailed worked out policies. As he sa...
  • George Thomas
    75 countries have less than 5% of their population vaccinated and will suffer massively with Delta being so easily transmitted. I know LD's have spoken abou...
  • Lorenzo Cherin
    Attended a zoom with Liberal Democrat Campaign for racial equality with Layla a few days back, very impressed with her and them as ever. Yes indeed the govt ...
  • Laurence Cox
    @Ian Patterson The lack of a Lib Dem candidate puzzled me too, so I did a bit of digging. The village Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/CongresburyReside...