When Music Mattered: 6 Records That Helped Shape Red Wedge
by Novara Reporters
The last couple of weeks have seen a variously amusing, cringeworthy and angering back-and-forth between Nigel Farage and an assortment of comedians of varying quality. It has been said that comedians are now the mouthpieces of mainstream politics, where once musicians were the stalwarts of the resistance. This piece revisits Red Wedge, a musician-led campaign that hoped to defeat Thatcher.