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Cameron's coup: how the tories took Britain to the brink

Cameron's coup: how the tories took Britain to the brink

Toynbee, Polly, 1946- author; Walker, David, 1950 November 8- author

*Includes updated post-election material.* The NHS devastated without so much as a by-your-leave; Gen Y hung out to dry; legal aid cut for the vulnerable; social housing on the brink of collapse . . . Cameron has been busy. Margaret Thatcher sold off the nationalised industries, her political heirs are intent on leaving an even more radical legacy - selling off the state itself. Written with their trademark precision and passion, Toynbee and Walker reveal how in four short years a party that failed to win a Commons majority has been devastatingly effective. Blending polls and statistics with moving human stories from Taunton to Teesside, Sydenham to Sheffield, Cameron's Coup shows the alarming reversal in decades of social progress. As Toynbee and Walker argue, it has been nothing short of a revolution. And they ask the pressing question: are these changes irrevocable? This is essential reading for anyone who cares about their country

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Guardian Faber, 2015

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Statement of responsibility: Polly Toynbee and David Walker
ISBN: 1783350431, 9781783350438
Note: Formerly CIP.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 314 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Great Britain Social policy 1979-; Great Britain Economic conditions 21st century.; Coalition governments Great Britain.; Great Britain Politics and government 2007-; Great Britain Economic policy 1997-; Conservatism Great Britain.; Great Britain Social conditions 21st century.