Punk was absolutely alive in England in the 80s. What about Conflict, Discharge, Amebix, Disorder, Chaos UK, Extreme Noise Terror, Crass, Zounds, The Exploited, GBH, Blitz, Doom, Deviated Instinct, or any of the other bands I could keep rattling off for quite some time? The eighties was when punk politicized to take on Thatcher. You had punks involved in antifascist organizing, Poll Tax rioting, hunt sabotaging, and the Miner’s Strike. If anything punk was a bigger cultural force in England in the eighties than the seventies.