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- DescriptionSelected writings from one of the most important commentators of our generation covering the wreckage of Labour's 10 year love affair with the Right Do you remember what life was like before the crash?* When level-headed couples were still taking mortgages five times their joint income.* When the middle class was divided between the haves and the have yachts.* When Her Majesty's Government boasted that their 'light-touch regulation' of finance had abolished boom and bust, and laughed hysterically at anyone who disagreed.By Christmas 2008, eight banks had been part-nationalised, Woolworths had disappeared, unemployment had reached nearly two million and the country's debt had hit record levels. We are w a bankrupt nation.After the Great Crash of 2008, Americans could at least blame an incompetent right-wing government. But when the money ran out, Britain was ruled by left wingers who had grown up despising the 'funny-money' men. And yet, like the most gullible investors on Wall Street, New Labour prostrated themselves before the snake oil charmers of financial capital.Since they came to power in 1997, Nick Cohen has been taking the pulse of what has turned out to be the longest period of left-wing government in British history. Over a decade later, he reports from the sickbed of liberal England as battered and broken voters contemplate a remarkable shift. With splendid outrage and great compassion, Waiting for the Etonians, is an account of a country that, for the first time since the end of the Empire, is considering embracing the old ruling class it has despised for decades.
- Author BiographyNick Cohen is a journalist and commentator for the Observer and Evening Standard. He is also the author of What's Left? the most important and provocative commentaries on how the Left lost its way.
- Author(s)Nick Cohen
- PublisherHarperCollins Publishers
- Date of Publication19/02/2009
- SubjectPolitical Ideologies & Parties
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFourth Estate Ltd
- Weight484 g
- Width134 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Format DetailsWith dust jacket
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