By Polly Toynbee, David Walker
Don't mistake David Cameron for a bland PR guy. regardless of coalition compromises, he has grew to become out to be extra radical than Margaret Thatcher.
She privatised industries. yet he deliberate to dismantle the welfare kingdom itself - beginning with the NHS. The cuts signalled an attack on Britain's post-war social settlement.
Children, youngsters and the terrible are bearing the brunt. Social welfare, police, council prone, housing and felony reduction are less than fierce attack.
Will it succeed?
Writing with their trademark incisiveness and wit, Toynbee and Walker document how a celebration that didn't win a Commons majority has nonetheless been devastatingly potent. mixing research and records with relocating human tales from Sydenham to Sheffield, Cameron's Coup argues that Britain is changing into meaner and harsher. The urgent query now could be even if those alterations are irrevocable.
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