Guido was only 12 years old when Margaret Thatcher came to power. The original memories have been blanketed over the decades by the re-runs of video footage. Watching some of the BBC Parliament channel’s re-broadcast of that election day, something that came through was the fundamental decency of James Callaghan. He came over in much the way that John Major did, as an honourable man doing his best in difficult circumstances. Not something that can be said of his current successor.