This is England is a very good movie. I’d like to point out, though, that none of those people were voting for Maggie before the NF man came along. Ahem.

Has anyone done any research why in the 60s – 80s, the British went so spectacularly batsh.t? I mean, you have your Mediterranean countries which protested and had strikes and such but they were always Mediterranean. The US had protests and wars and drugs and bad music, but never vandalized country churchyards or rebelled at school (the teaching unions did that later). So what on earth went wrong in Britain/England?