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We shall not be moved: "How Liverpool's working class fought redundancies, closures and cuts in the age of Thatcher"

Brian Marren


The last quarter of the twentieth-century brought forth enormous change to the lives of working-class Britons. This transformation came mainly in the form of widespread industrial closure and the impoverishment associated with permanent unemployment. No British city bore closer witness to this phenomenon than Liverpool. The despair of joblessness and economic deprivation blighted Merseyside to a significantly greater extent than any other major British conurbation. Liverpool had frequently been prone to industrial unrest since 1945, but it was the dawn of Thatcher and the rise of neoliberal ec ... More

Keywords: Liverpool, working-class, unemployment, de-industrialisation, Thatcherism, Neoliberalism, Resistance, Socialism, monetarism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719095764
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719095764.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Marren, author