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Accountable to None By Simon Jenkins

Accountable to None
by Simon Jenkins

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With examples taken from all areas of public life, this book shows how democracy has been eroded and the traditional British pluralism replaced by centralism.
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Accountable to None: The Tory Nationalization of Britain by Simon Jenkins

The governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major have been thought of as rolling back socialism and the state. Council houses were sold, and privatization has been regarded as a success all around the world. This book argues that the reality is very different. In almost every area of public life there has been a staggering increase in central control. Local government and public accountability have been replaced by anonymous quangos and direct ministerial rule - often answerable to nobody. With examples from the national lottery to the universities, from the health service to the police, and from the cities to the trains, this book shows how democracy has been eroded and the traditional British pluralism replaced by centralism.

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About Simon Jenkins


Simon Jenkins is author of the bestselling A Short History of England, Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations, England's Thousand Best Churches and England's Thousand Best Houses. He is a former Editor of the Evening Standard and The Times, and columnist for the Guardian.

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GOR004402741
Accountable to None: The Tory Nationalization of Britain by Simon Jenkins
Simon Jenkins
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
1995-10-05
320
0241135915
9780241135914
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