Construction Time Again

McCabe, Steven (2020) Construction Time Again. Centre for Brexit Studies.

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Abstract

The title of this blog is based on the Depeche Mode 1983 album of the same name and, curiously, a line from the track ‘Pipeline’, made from sounds recorded on an abandoned building site in London. This album marked a departure by the group from its synth-pop origins and allowed songwriter Martin Gore to address aspects of inequality and poverty that were increasing in the early 1980s as a consequence of ‘deindustrialisation’ under Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government. On the basis of the latest data, we appear to be entering the beginning of the end phase in terms of infections and deaths. It’s to be sincerely hoped that what we’ve experienced, certainly in terms of health, is as bad as will get. According to some reports, the UK could be free of Covid-19 by September.

Item Type: Other
Date: 27 May 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: BCU, Birmingham City University, Brexit, CBS, Covid-19, Lockdown, Economy, UK, UK Politics
Subjects: L100 Economics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Surplice
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 08:58
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2020 08:58
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9670

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