The post below this was about putting lights-out for the good; this blogpost is about lights-out of a completely different kind; albeit, in my humble opinion, it indirectly led to the good. Strikes, strikes, strikes: The Winter of Discontent. For those too young to remember, 30 years ago today was the day that The Labour Party suffered a vote of no confidence; a setback from which they never recovered fully...And the truth is you've lost uncle Jimmy...until of course they morphed into the "boneless wonder". Incredibly they lost by a single vote and there was one Labour MP (Sir Alfred Broughton) on his death-bed, too ill to attend.
Update 29th March: I've just had my attention drawn to the yesterday's Blue Blog and an event that I remember well but not as being in the same week - such is one's memory! "Triumph and tragedy: the Conservative Party went through both within the space of two days in the last week of March thirty years ago." Alistair Cooke is writing a special series of blog posts to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the 1979 election. Cooke was political adviser to Airey Neave, murdered by the IRLA March 30th 1979.