Polly Toynbee and David Walker

The Lost Decade

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Date/time:
Tue 12th May 2020 Start Time: 4:00 pm End Time: 5:00 pm

Venue:
Baillie Gifford Auditorium, Stratford Play House

Price:
£10.00

Student ticket:
£8.00

The ten years since 2010, say the veteran political commentators, have been a decade of austerity and paralysis, nurturing contempt for leaders, institutions and fellow citizens which fertilised the ground for a rebellious Brexit. But no truthful portrait of an era can be monochrome and there have been bright spots including renewable energy, lower crime rates, same-sex marriage and burgeoning creative industries. Taking the long view, Toynbee and Walker, authors of Cameron’s Coup, give an illuminating insight into the everyday experiences of people across the UK.

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