Eamonn Butler

Author and broadcaster on economics and social issues

The Rotten State of Britain

They told us things could only get better. In fact they got worse. New Labour promised us prudent economic management and a fair, businesslike government with new ideas. A dozen years later, they left us with the deepest debts in our history, greater inequality, and a political culture shot through with spin and sleaze.

Based on a decade of observation about the state of the nation, The Rotten State of Britain makes sense of the confusing daily headlines to expose and explain the alarming long-term decay that has set in to our system of government. Written in a dry, witty and accessible style, it shows just how far we have drifted from those early ideas, and just why it was possible for us to end up in a worse state than we started.

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