Thinking Allowed - Children in hospitals; History, heritage and tradition in British politics
British politics, heritage and history. Laurie Taylor explores the divergent stories political parties tell about our history and their roles within it. Also, children in hospital.
British politics, heritage and history. Laurie Taylor explores the divergent stories political parties construct about our history and their own historical roles. From disputes over the National Curriculum for History to the assertion of a lost 'social democratic' tradition by New Labour. Research Fellow, Emily Robinson, argues that politicians' manipulation of the past leaves them unable to speak of different futures. Also, Allison James talks about her research on the experience of sick children in hospital.
Producer: Jayne Egerton.