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Steve Fielding is the presenter of How to Break Up the Party and cohost of The Zeitgeist Tapes. His next book, The Labour Party: From Callaghan to Corbyn, will be published by Polity in 2020-1.
A world war might be thought a clear cut case for temporarily sublimating sectional class concerns to the wider national interest. But an economic crisis is politically a more ambiguous beast.
So says Jeremy Corbyn. But the truth about 1979 is more complex.
Steve Fielding, professor of political history at the University of Nottingham, reports from his local CLP meeting.
The anniversary of Labour's first majority has passed unnoticed in Labour circles. Why?