“Everybody out!” That peremptory command, accompanied by a blast on a whistle by a militant shop steward, in the television comedy The Rag Trade, broadcast in the early 1960s and late 1970s, encapsulated the bloody-minded attitude wrecking British industrial relations and productivity over two decades. By 1979, it seemed everybody was indeed out, as the Winter of Discontent paved the way for Margaret Thatcher to come to power.