The Nanny State Made Me: A Story of Britain and How to Save it (Hardback)Stuart Maconie (author)
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Championing the ground-breaking achievements of the welfare state through his own personal experiences, the ever-entertaining and enlightening Stuart Maconie mounts a persuasive argument for the preservation of the post-war social project and a passionate plea for compassion and equality in modern life. Witty and intelligent, The Nanny State Made Me is a spirited tribute to a great British ideal.
'He is as funny as Bryson and as wise as Orwell' - The 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.
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm
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