Martin Vander Weyer

The Great Sell-Off

Private Island: Why Britain Now Belongs to Someone Else


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Private Island is a fierce left-wing polemic against the core principles of what is easiest encapsulated as ‘Thatcherism’: the credo that the private sector can deliver most public services more cost-effectively than the state; that it’s better for families to be homeowners in command of their own circumstances than permanent tenants and clients of the state; and that open, flexible labour markets create more prosperity all round than those dominated by trade unions.

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