Janet Downs: Did Blue Peter really advise stuffing blankets with newspapers in 1979? Fact checking Boris’s speech.
“Four years later things [in 1979] were even worse … women were forced to give birth by candle-light, Prime Minister’s Questions was lit by paraffin lamp and Blue Peter was all about how to put newspaper in blankets for extra insulation.” Boris Johnson, November 2013 Did Blue Peter really advise tearing up tabloids to stuff into blankets? As an avid Blue Peter ... read more and comment →
Latest comment by Janet Downs: "agov - I was surprised. My memory told me there was only one period of three-day-weeks but the evidence shows I'm wrong. One thing's certain, though, the blackouts didn't happen in 1979. And although Boris said women gave birth ......"Comment + Debate