He Is As Funny As Bryson And As Wise As Orwell ObserverIt 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 Than Profit And Loss And Championing A Just, Fairer Society.
Stuart Maconie is a TV and radio presenter, journalist, columnist and author.He is the UK s best selling travel writer of non TV tie in books and his Pies and Prejudice was one of 2008 s top selling paperbacks His work has been compared with Bill Bryson, Alan Bennett and John Peel and described by The Times as a National Treasure.He co hosts the Radcliffe and Maconie Show on BBC Radio 2 every M
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