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Social history or UKIP rant?
on 10 December 2014
The first half of this book resonated strongly with my own recollections of growing up in the fifties and sixties, marrying and bringing up a family in the seventies - but then came to a juddering halt with Mr Feeney's adulation of Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism more generally.
By the time we reached the 21st century, he had completely lost my sympathy and interest due to his maudlin and sentimental regret for the lost age of innocence - destroyed, so it seems, by IT, immigration and the EU.
Rather than seek to turn the clock back, he would be better advised to embrace the cosmopolitan and diverse world we now live in and try to share its benefits with our children and grandchildren. But of course that's a liberal view which is becoming increasingly unfashionable amongst the Faragistes of our hopeless generation. What a shame, when there is so much to celebrate in contemporary humanity and civilised society - despite the terrors of the unknown!