The Lost Decade

The Lost Decade 2010-2020, and What Lies Ahead for Britain

Paperback (05 Mar 2020) | English

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Synopsis

The ten years from 2010 have been devastating. A decade of austerity and paralysis nurtured contempt for leaders, institutions and fellow citizens and fertilised the ground for a rebellious Brexit. It has been a decade characterised by national tragedies from Grenfell to Windrush, and food banks to the property crisis.

But, as Adam Smith said, 'there's a great deal of ruin in a nation'. No truthful portrait of an era can be monochrome. Bright spots included the rise of renewable energy, lower crime rates, legalisation of same-sex marriage and the creative industries continuing to punch well above their weight in spite of cuts.

In The Lost Decade, Polly Toynbee and David Walker offer the definitive survey of this most tumultuous of periods in British history and look to what lies ahead for us. This is the anatomy of a dark decade, bringing hope for better to come.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781783351718
Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing
Imprint: Guardian Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 320.941090512
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 2364
Number of pages: 355
Weight: 288g
Height: 198mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 31mm