The Nanny State Made Me

The Nanny State Made Me A Story of Britain and How to Save It

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Synopsis

'He is as funny as Bryson and as wise as Orwell' Observer

It was the spirit of our finest hour, the backbone of our post-war greatness, and it promoted some of the boldest and most brilliant schemes this isle has ever produced: it was the Welfare State, and it made you and I. But now it's under threat, and we need to save it.

In this timely and provocative book, Stuart Maconie tells Britain's Welfare State story through his own history of growing up as a northern working class boy. What was so bad about properly funded hospitals, decent working conditions and affordable houses? And what was so wrong about student grants, free eye tests and council houses? And where did it all go so wrong? Stuart looks toward Britain's future, making an emotional case for believing in more than profit and loss; and championing a just, fairer society.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529102437
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Imprint: Ebury Press
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 941.082
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 2168
Number of pages: xxii, 281
Weight: 210g
Height: 126mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 22mm