Summary: It started off as an interesting documentary of the post-war years but drifted into a droning mantra against the privatisation that occurred during the Thatcher years. The fact is that these days, we have no politicians similar to Nye Bevan - even the Labourites are Tories. Blair and Brown were pseudo-Tories and the current lot are a bunch of toffs too.
Summary: At first historically interesting, but it then falls into an almost comical Marxist polemic. Interviewees actually say at times that anyone who questions collectivism must be fought. Mrs Thatcher is introduced as a goonish tyrant, but absolutely no comment is made as to why or how she came to power. Utterly one sided, and perhaps more interesting from a psychological perspective as to why people blindly follow political systems and religions.
Summary: I grew up during this period in a working class home and this is nothing than left wing propaganda. We paid for Labours stupidity during the late 40,s right up to the 80,s. I switched it off after a short while.
Summary: Wonderful to be reminded of the spirit and achievements of the post war period. A period when people felt valued. I liked it on two levels. I liked the story about the power of state leadership in managing complex investments in such as NHS Rail NCB etc - things that the 'Market' would never have achieved. I liked the feelings brought out by careful interviewing that gave people the space to develop their thoughts and tell their own stories.
Summary: How appropriate that the ' Don't touch it with a barge pole' review should appear during the controversy surrounding the death of Margret Thatcher. It seems to typify the mean spirited attitude of those who revered the Iron Person. I would like to point out that Loach's film celebrates the achievements of a generation who not only defeated fascism, but through sheer guts built 'a country fit for hero's to live in' Sadly they must now reflect (whilst languishing in a...