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Polly Toynbee and David Walker

Cameron’s Coup: How the Tories took Britain to the Brink

Festival of Ideas/
Sat 28 February 2015

Polly Toynbee and David Walker

Cameron’s Coup: How the Tories took Britain to the Brink

Toynbee-Polly
Sat 28 February 2015,

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.

Polly Toynbee and David 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 Teeside, their new book 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?

 

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