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The Blunders of Our Governments By Anthony King

The Blunders of Our Governments
by Anthony King

From the poll tax to ID cards, a groundbreaking look at three decades of outrageous political mishaps

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The Blunders of Our Governments Summary


blunder/'blvnde(r)/, n., A gross mistake; an error due to stupidity or carelessness. There are a handful of cock-ups that we remember all too well, from the poll tax to the Millennium Dome. However, the list is longer than most of us realize - and it's growing. With unrivalled political savvy and a keen sense of irony, distinguished political scientists Anthony King and Ivor Crewe open our eyes to the worst government horror stories and explain why the British political system is quite so prone to appalling mistakes. You will discover why: * The government wasted up to GBP20 billion pounds in a failed scheme to update London's Underground system. * Tens of thousands of single mothers were left in poverty without financial support from absent fathers. * Tony Blair committed the NHS to the biggest civilian IT project the world has ever seen, despite knowing next to nothing about computing. * The Assets Recovery Agency cost far more to run than it ever clawed back from the proceeds of organised crime. * The Coalition government is at least as blunder-prone as any of its predecessors. Groupthink, constantly rotating ministers and a weak parliament all contribute to wasted billions and illogical policy. But, it doesn't have to be this way. Informed by years of research and interviews with senior cabinet ministers and civil servants, this razor-sharp diagnosis of flawed government is required reading for every UK citizen. With its spirited prescriptions for more fool-proof policymaking, it will prove to be one of the most important political books of the decade.

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GOR005594946
The Blunders of Our Governments
Anthony King
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oneworld Publications
2013-09-19
512
1780742665
9781780742663
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