Promised You a Miracle

McCabe, Steven (2020) Promised You a Miracle. Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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‘Promised You a Miracle’ is the 1982 hit by Glaswegian band Simple Minds who’d been around since 1977 when it was formed with the original and de rigueur punk name of Johnny & The Self-Abusers. ‘Promised You a Miracle’, released in April 1982, provided a contrast to increasingly grim unemployment in the UK.

It’s easy to forget quite how dreadful things were in the early 1980s when compared to the previous decade. Many believe the low point was 1976 when, after the shock resignation of Harold Wilson, newly installed Prime Minister (PM) James Callaghan, who’d previously been, Chancellor, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary – never achieved before or since – was forced to seek an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout of $3.9 billion (about £14 billion today).

Item Type: Other
22 July 2020Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brexit, Centre for Brexit Studies, BCU, Birmingham City University
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-02 - economics > CAH15-02-01 - economics
CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Bethan Tolley
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2020 09:06
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 13:37

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