Sunday, 9 June 2013
Portillo investigates The Great Unrest.
Tomorrow sees the start of a new Radio4 series of short programmes about the run up to the First World War. 1913 The Year Before does have the disadvantage of being presented by Michael Portillo who having exhausted his Bradshaw's Guide, and no doubt the patience of rail staff everywhere, is now set to take a long hard look at The Great Unrest. What Thatcher's former best boy will make of this time of unprecedented industrial and social militancy remains to be seen but just don't expect him to be humming The Red Flag at any stage.