The last time the UK was offered a retrospective view of what life was like in the 1980s, was when acclaimed British director, Shane Meadows released the gritty drama, film, "This is England" in 2006, centered on a bunch of young skinheads in 1983.
The movie explored racism, deprivation and division, exposing the reality of working class life in Britain under the Prime Minister at the time, Margaret Thatcher, with harrowing scenes of violent racial attacks.
It's 1985 and "football hooligans" are front page news after mass brawls break out between Luton Town and Millwall fans in March.
⚽ guess what?? The 1980s called they want there hooligans back!! Bunch of idiots! Don't get this with any other sport! #EURO2016— shazza (@connybongo) June 18, 2016
Two months later — 39 football fans die and hundreds are injured following riots in the Heysel Stadium in Brussels.
31 years ago 39 Juventus fans died in the Heysel Stadium Disaster. A tragedy that must never be forgotten. R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/M0iIdCmi6K— Jonathan Harris (@Harrisment_UK) May 29, 2016
All English football clubs are banned from playing in Europe in response to the riots.
Today in 1985 the #FA, supported by Margaret Thatcher, bans English clubs from playing in Europe following the Heysel stadium tragedy— the painter flynn (@thepainterflynn) May 31, 2016
Between 1980 and 1985, race riots erupted in St Paul's in Bristol.
In response to the shooting of a woman by the Met Police, riots began in Brixton 30 years ago on 28 September 1985 pic.twitter.com/DdEItICg8Z— Beverley Sackville (@bevsackville) September 28, 2015
The riots were blamed on economic deprivation and racial discrimination, increased levels of police brutality and a rise in unemployment.
By October 1985, 70 percent of people in Tory constituencies were unemployed.
In just over 30 years, it's not just Britain's currency that has slumped to record low levels — but the attitudes of people desperate to claim back a country that no longer exists.
My home town of Newcastle. This afternoon. I feel like I am back in the 1980s. pic.twitter.com/8THD1xsn1N— David Olusoga (@DavidOlusoga) June 25, 2016
Just arrived at a 78% Muslim school. White man stood making victory signs at families walking past. This is the racism we have legitimised.— Dr Karen Bateson (@KarenJBateson) June 24, 2016
This evening my daughter left work in Birmingham and saw group of lads corner a Muslim girl shouting "Get out, we voted leave". Awful times— Heaven Crawley (@heavencrawley) June 24, 2016