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The Rotten State Of Britain

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Under Gordon Brown leadership, Britain has achieved that sinking feeling without knowing exactly why things are so bad and how it happened so fast. In this coruscating attack on the government, here is the first sustained analysis what went disastrously wrong and why it will continue to get worse under current policies and we will all feel the financial pain.
Hardcover, 314 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Gibson Square Books
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Brian Monteith
Mar 23, 2009 Brian Monteith rated it it was amazing
For anyone who thought John Major’s Britain of the nineties was a time to despise, a new book shows Brown and Blair’s Britain is far, far worse.

Every so often a book comes along that captures the mood of the country, the zeitgeist. Back in 1995 Will Hutton’s book, The State We Are In did just that, chiming with how the public was beginning to view the Conservative-run Britain as the wheels came of John Major’s government.

Hutton railed against the state of the public services, the economic misman
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Aug 13, 2009 Brian rated it it was amazing
Every resident of the UK should read this scary book. I knew things were bad, but when you have all the different problems assembled together in one place you realise just *how* bad. Such incompetence and petty tyranny in government have never been combined since the reign of King Charles I. Well, we know what happened to him...

You may not agree with the political philosophy underlying this book, or with all the solutions offered but the facts set out will make your jaw drop. If you don't end yo
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