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Private Eye at 60: the prime ministerial parodies that tell a history of modern Britain

By Martin Farr, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary British History, Newcastle University
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The fortnightly magazine Private Eye turns 60 this year. When it launched, it helped initiate the “satire boom”, and, more profoundly, the increasing lack of deference those in positions of authority could expect from the press, television, and, consequently, the public.

One of the magazine’s most popular and longest features has been the prime ministerial parody. Commenting on the state of politics, it provides a potted political history of Britain.

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