The satirist Francis Wheen was on Radio 4's Today programme this morning talking about how we are facing a return to the conditions of the 1970s. A collapsed economy, a fatally wounded Labour government, national strikes on the railways and in the post office: it all looked ominous. But the thing that clinched it for Wheen was the trouble at Upton Park last night. "We really are going back to the 70s if we've got a return of football hooliganism," he said.
The large-scale violence at the Carling Cup game between West Ham and Millwall did have a horribly old-fashioned look to it. Scuffling inRead More »from Tonight they’re going to party like it’s 1979